A Simple Approach to Difficult Emotions

One of the valuable tools Sayadaw U Tejaniya shared deals with cultivating wisdom in the face of difficult emotions. It’s as simple as asking yourself four questions – and answering honestly – to get to the root of things.

The four questions are:

1. Is it (the difficult emotion) pleasant or unpleasant?

2. What/who is making you feel this way?

3. What is really making you feel this way?

4. Is this emotion necessary?

via Work with Difficult Emotions | dawn mauricio.

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One Response to A Simple Approach to Difficult Emotions

  1. Marty says:

    An emotion can last as little as 8 seconds with lack of attention.

    Emotions are tiny, even smaller than the ego, transient at best.

    Our true self is enormous like the universe.

    An emotion arrives, go beneath and observe the storyline accompanying this emotion.

    Let it fade,

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