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Posted on apr 11, 2018

Everyone is looking for someone to blame, and therefore aggression and neurosis keep expanding. Instead, pause and look at what’s happening with you. When you hold on so tightly to your view of what they did, you get hooked. Your own self-righteousness causes you to get all worked up and to suffer. So work on cooling that reactivity rather than escalating it. This approach reduces suffering – yours and everyone else’s.

Pema Chödrön

Uit: Brief teachings, Select wisdom from sources old and new, article on tricycle.org.
Afbeelding:
Huang Xiang (ô Kô) Cooling the Hot Iron, Toyota Hokkei.

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