Sunday, August 10, 2014
Sitting with Anger | August 10, 2014
Like a forest fire, anger tends to burn up its own support. If we jump down into the middle of such a fire, we will have little chance of putting it out, but if we create a clearing around the edges, the fire can burn itself out. This is the role of meditation: creating a clearing around the margins of anger.
- Mark Epstein, “I’ve Been Meditating for Ten Years, and I’m Still Angry. What’s the Matter with Me?”
“I have encouraged you to face life's challenges as opportunities for growth. Regardless of the challenge, there is always something to learn. The more a negative situation repeats itself, the greater is the lesson that it has to offer, and the greater is your inability to deal with what must be learned.”
Sri Prem Baba