Mini Mindfulness Break for October 04, 2018

On Not Playing the Victim

One of the worst kinds of elevation of the self is playing the victim. There are times when we actually are victims, when actual blame is appropriate, but to take on the identity of a victim and be stuck blaming is something else. Surprisingly, it is actually a subtle form of elevation–I’m not responsible, you are. This is giving up all freedom.

– Nancy Baker, “The Seventh Zen Precept”

May you be free from suffering and the causes of suffering!

All my best,

Jerome Freedman, PhD


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