Daily Wisdom / Ocean of Dharma

Expressing Our Emotions

Book coverWe have to make a relationship with our emotional energy. Usually, when we speak of expressing our energies, we are more concerned with the expression than with the energy itself, which seems to be rushing too fast. We are afraid the energy will overwhelm us, so we try to get rid of it through action. However, once you develop a harmonious relationship with your energy, then you can actually express it, and the style of expression becomes very sane, right to the point.

From “A Workshop on Psychotherapy” in The Sanity We Are Born With: A Buddhist Approach to Psychology, page 178.

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