Tag Archives: anger

Working with negativity – Chögyam Trungpa

Yesterday I expressed dissatisfaction to a friend about certain things, in the context of having to make a decision. My friend’s response made me feel that he did not approve of me expressing such things. It got me wondering about … Continue reading

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Love, betrayal, and much ado about nothing

I was talking to some friends recently about betrayal.  It seems it’s easy to feel betrayed — someone disappoints us or breaks their promises to us, the government does something upsetting, or life itself doesn’t work out the way we … Continue reading

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Jesus on loving your enemies

Sometimes when I listen to the news, I feel upset at people who seem to be up to no good, as if they are enemies of humankind.  (Examples here.)  Other times, on a more personal level, I get upset with … Continue reading

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Meditation, emotional digestion, and mental constipation

When I was young, I made a commitment to myself to meditate twice a day.  But the clarity of that commitment sometimes faded and I found myself wondering why on earth I would ever do such a thing. Perhaps there … Continue reading

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Network newsman Howard Beale is “mad as hell”

Below is a 2-minute scene from the award-winning 1976 film Network which I thought you might appreciate.  (Try it with the volume all the way up; then up a little more.) [Network (1976),  written by Paddy Chayefsky and directed by … Continue reading

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