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Feeling Fear? Lovingkindness – A Path to Healing

In an earlier blog I explored the importance of letting down the mask that almost all of us put up in order to keep uncomfortable feelings at bay. I laid out a short process on how to acknowledge the mask and begin to let it down. However, often times in this process there is so much fear that it is difficult to even see the mask or begin to let it down. This is where Lovingkindness comes in.

Lovingkindness practice has been called the...
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3 Steps to Working with Anger

In his book Taming the Tiger Within: Meditations for Transforming Difficult Emotions, acclaimed author and Buddhist Monk Thich Nhat Hanh writes:

Recognize and embrace your anger when it manifests itself. Care for it with tenderness rather than suppressing it.

In an earlier article I wrote about the difference between destructive and constructive anger and how Thich Nhat Hanh writes about taking care of our anger. There are three things you can do to help take care of your anger.

Acknowledgment - The first point of change happens with...
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