Fear, anger, and hatred, while negative emotions, exist in order to teach us something. When we become aware of our various emotions, we learn why we feel the way we do. When we learn why we feel the way we do, our emotions become productive, rather than destructive forces. Anger usually appears when we fail to set healthy boundaries. If we don’t recognize what our anger is trying to tell us (the wisdom of our anger), it soon descends into violence, hatred, fear, and destruction. In the lecture “Don’t Bite The Hook,” Tibetan-American Buddhist Pema Chodron teaches us how we can transform anger into compassion and love.
Meditation, Academic Anxiety, and Mindful Living
Meditation, Academic Anxiety, and Mindful Living A new Huffington Post article discusses how college students are taking up mindfulness practices in order to relieve stress. College students have tremendous pressure to meet deadlines and do well in school. As a result, many of them are in a constant state of worry. Some students even feel […]
5 Ways to start your day out Mindfully:The Mindful Toothbrush Challenge
Just last month I was brushing my teeth. This was before I had my morning cup of joe. So I am there “mindlessly” gazing into the mirror, a bit of toothpaste drooling down my right chin, just another morning. Well the strangest thing happened. Using a soft bristle brush, i tend to press hard when […]
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Why Listen to BetterListen!?
We consume so much media these days. Tweets, blogposts, podcasts, not to mention conversations and just background news that’s always on. Given that so much of what we are consuming in our environment is by its nature meant to be provocative and alarming, it’s important that we take the time to add something to the […]