The threat system, the drive system and the safeness system from the psychological and Buddhist perspective. The difference between the mind and the brain.
Series: Living with an Open Heart (Copenhagen 2016)
Part of a series of teachings by Venerable Thubten Chodron based on Living with an Open Heart: Cultivating Compassion in Everyday Life given at Phendeling-Center for Tibetansk Buddhisme in Copenhagen, Denmark, April 30 to May 1, 2016.
Through self-acceptance we can treat ourselves with kindness and compassion, and see that we have the capacity to change.
With a realistic view of others—friends and family and coworkers—we can avoid disappointment and conflict, and develop healthy relationships.
Happiness comes from a mind free from disturbing emotions. not from external things. Cultivating a mind of contentment with what we have and who we are.