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Mindful Monday: Live by vow

Mindful Monday: Live by vow

anger, Buddhism, mindfulness, Spirituality
The rhetoric ran hot this past week in the wake of the terror attacks and the arguments about whether to take in Syrian refugees. Roshi Joan Halifax of Upaya Zen Center shared these wise words: "...[R]eading about the terrible situation refugees are facing as they flee from violence, I am contemplating reactions and responses from many parts of the world. There is so much anger being expressed by so many. One of the things I have learned about anger is that it is directly related to feelings of helplessness. This tendency can be based on deep issues related to survival and agency, for example. And this does not justify anger. Anger is a corrosive emotion that has negative effects on one's health and the well-being of others. In Buddhism, it is considered a serious obstacle to awakening, an...