Buddhism teaches that pain is inevitable. Just being with pain creates an opportunity to cultivate intimacy with it.
If you want more joy, get as intimate as possible with all of your emotions, illuminating and honoring the basic energy of each one. There is a kind of joy that sooner or later emerges from such exploration, the joy of simply being present at the heart of whatever we are feeling. Such joy weeps […]
On the illusion of positive and negative feelings from Robert Augustus Master’s book on confronting emotions