Compassion for people who enrage you? Is it necessary?

November 25, 2019   |   Leave a reply  |   FavoriteLoadingAdd to favorites

The meditation begins at 8:31.
Audio only version is here.

Hello, excellent Open Heart Project.

You and I are meditators. Thank you!

You may think that meditation will make you calm all the time or enable you to feel kindly toward others, even complete jerks. Well, so far, in my 25 years of practice, I have not found these things to be true. Still, I, like you, am committed to the path of goodness and compassion. How is it possible to reconcile these positive intentions with people who enrage us? (Spoiler alert: you don’t have to stop feeling angry if you don’t want to.)

Before today’s meditation, I offer a few possibilities.

Let me know if you try them!

With love, Susan

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