I am surprised at this post from Daniel Goleman, who is a deeply experienced meditator. We do not "catch" negative emotions, as he suggests, unless we attach to them. Take a deep breath and smile. Wonder why you were in such a hurry in the first place. The security guard is a human being with as many challenges as you, and he is only doing his job. Can you feel empathy for his situation? If not, you might want to revisit this in your next sitting.
On Dec 31, 2012 Michael West wrote :