Mini Mindfulness Break for October 09, 2018

Responding to Insults

Freedom means being able to choose how we respond to things. When wisdom is not well developed, it can be easily obscured by the provocations of others. In such cases we may as well be animals or robots. If there is no space between an insulting stimulus and its immediate conditioned response–anger–then we are in fact under the control of others.

– Andrew Olendzki, “Calm in the Face of Anger “

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

All my best,

Jerome Freedman, PhD


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