Fear, Anger, Despair: Brother Phap Lai about Strong Emotions
Brother Phap Lai explains how we can be there for our strong emotions. Fear, Anger, Loneliness, Despair, we do not have to run away from them, afraid that these strong emotions overwhelm us. The first thing we have to do is to stop.
“We need to stop and say: ‘Dear emotion, I know you are there. I know you have a reason to be there. And I am going to take care of you.’”
This teaching is part of a series of teachings about how to handle our strong emotions.
Recorded during the Rains Retreat, Plum Village, December 2020.