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?