Working with Painful Emotions: SadnessSeptember 12, 2022 | 28 Comments
Audio-only version is here.
Meditation practice begins at 22:38
Dear Open Heart Project,
In July, we began the series: “Working with Painful Emotions.” I thought last week’s video, on despair, was the last in the series–until a member of the community asked why I hadn’t included sadness. That really made me think! In this video, I offer some thoughts on why sadness is in a different category than the other painful emotions.
In case you want to review, In this series, we started with anger, moved on to attachment (or grasping), then shame, followed by jealousy, anxiety, distrust, hatred, and, last week, despair. All the greatest hits!
On another note—I’m excited to let you know that my new book, The Buddhist Enneagram, is now available for pre-order. It presents a view of the enneagram, a system that describes nine types of people, through the lens of the Buddhadharma. If you want to learn more, preorder the book and then click here to let us know and to reserve your spot in a free, live, webinar on Oct 1 from 12p ET-2p ET.
I always love to hear from you, so please let me hear your thoughts.
With love, Susan