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Fear, Anger, Despair: Brother Phap Lai about Strong Emotions

Peace, Teaching

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.

Watch also The Way Out and To Live Awake, two films in which taking care of our strong emotions plays an important role. You can find all our film titles here: mindful films.