three steps for dealing with emotional upset

three steps for dealing with emotional upset

This month I’ve been writing about how to respond to uncomfortable emotions. These last nine months has been filled with them and, as the pandemic continues, we get more invitations to improve our emotional intelligence. I was reminded this week of a Buddhist mind...
On forgiving the world

On forgiving the world

Rather than thinking about forgiveness I send my love to the child who dies at our southern border attempting to flee from a changing climate to the grieving father who thought he escaped from a dark future to the patrol agents caught in a broken system to the...
Don’t give up your guilt: healthy self-forgiveness

Forgiving past wrongs

Sometimes, it’s the old hurts that seem deepest and deadliest. Those are the ones we hang on to. They come to define us. They seem inescapable. For example, the national leader of a religious community with which I have a small connection was charged with sexual...
Forgiveness along the way

Forgiveness along the way

Each time I settle down to write about forgiveness, I realize that I am lucky enough not to have been attacked or damaged in any real way. So the forgiveness I write of here is the petty forgiveness of a privileged life. This is not to imply that small injuries don’t...