The more we can develop compassion and fortitude, the more resistant we are to anger.
Series: Disarming the Mind Retreat (Italy 2017)
A series of talks given during a retreat on “Disarming the Mind: Working with Anger for a Happier Life” at the Istituto Lama Tzong Khapa in Pomaia (Pisa), Italy.
Using thought transformation practices to see others and difficult situations more realistically decreases anger because there’s no reason for it any more.
Real freedom is an inner-state—freedom from afflicted mental states. When we are free from anger we have the freedom of choice in how we respond.
Recognizing there are no benefits to anger. Counteracting angry states of mind by viewing others with compassion.
When we’re angry our view of the situation is an exaggeration. Looking at the situation more realistically helps to subvert anger.