SEED QUESTIONS FOR REFLECTION: What does observing 'anger in ourselves from subtle beginnings to full explosion' mean to you? Can you share a personal story when you were attentive to an emotion without any movement of the defense structure? What practice helps you delight in such attentiveness?
Hello! I read with delight that there are articles of Vimala Thakar posted! Who is the person behind these postings? Did you know Vimala by any chance? I am doing research on her at the moment as I may do a film project with her. Can you please contact me? All the best! Renata
Whenever I notice anger in myself or others, I simply remind myself, "Hey, what should I expect, we all evolved from chimpanzees." Then the anger magically fizzles out. Our egos are a part of us. Fighting it is futile. Rather make a truce with it to help forge a happier, workable coexistence.
Vimalajii was one of the most amazing modern teachers of our time. Thank you for this vignette! Observing the mind, impersonally, not as the 'doer,' must be taught in schools. This education, of the self and Self, and experiencing the subtleties of the non-local mind, sets the pathway to fully realizing our true nature. Namaste. Nisha
Anger,Hatred,Greed all are connected with our EGO.Ego is preventive to the desired emotional & soul quotients. But when I observed LOVE for all from beginning to full blown internally the experience is just delightful.Offer of selfless service out of gratitude may be the way forward generating love and affection.
Observing 'anger in ourselves from subtle beginnings to full explosions' means being mindful of the very beginning of anger and observing it through to its becoming full explosion. I'm sure there aren't many people who do that -- it seems to me to be a sophisticated level of observation. I was well into middle age before I began to do such observing. The value of doing such observing is to be in control of the experience and what I do with it rather than it being in control of me and automatically moving into harmful behavior. I can now sometimes notice the beginning of an emotion and make some decisions about what I want to do with it and how I want to express it -- I have and use it rather than it have and use me. I value when I do that. It costs me some spontaneity in the service of choosing my response, which I prefer in many situations. The practice of being present and paying attention to process as it occurs helps me develop such attentiveness, and constructive results help me delight in it.[Hide Full Comment]