We are facing the holiday season and will be spending time with family and friends and others who we don't ordinarily spend time with. And there is a chance, a high probability in fact, that we could become more negative, more triggered, more emotional than we would like to be.
What to do? In today’s episode we talk about why our brain is programmed to amplify the negative and what we can do about it.
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Quote from this Episode:
“The way to dissolve our resistance to life is to meet it face to face. When we feel resentment because the room is too hot, we could meet the heat and feel its fieriness and its heaviness. When we feel resentment because the room is too cold, we could meet the cold and feel its iciness and its bite. When we want to complain about the rain, we could feel its wetness instead. When we worry because the wind is shaking our windows, we could meet the wind and hear its sound. Cutting our expectations for a cure is a gift we can give ourselves. There is no cure for hot and cold. They will go on forever. After we have died, the ebb and flow will still continue. Like the tides of the sea, like day and night—this is the nature of things. Being able to appreciate, being able to look closely, being able to open our minds—this is the core of our practice.”
~ Pema Chodron