At times we become so overwhelmed by the chaos of our painful emotions we succumb to a state of hopelessness and helplessness. It may seem natural to think “There is something wrong with me. I shouldn’t be feeling this way. “ But our expectations and judgements on ourselves and life compound our misery. The addictions, anxiety, depression, failures, fears, disappointments, sadness -whatever it is -is not the enemy. Courage is needed to step up and unravel the unnecessary and painful to find your inner resources of wholeness and well being. If we prematurely condemn our feelings we will fail to transform them. We will let what is most precious slip away. Tanissara – Buddhist teacher. Experience another way of living A different way of being A new way of understanding Catch your emotions in the net of mindfulness and then examine them before reacting Ajahn Chah. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Notify me of new posts by email.