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My emotional garden: Sister Dao Nghiem about strong emotions

Peace, Teaching

Sister Dao Nghiem shares about strong emotions, using the image of a garden. She particularly shares about her own experience with the emotion of anger, and how, by the practice of stopping and coming back to her body, she started to understand what was behind her anger.

In my garden there are many wonderful flowers. Even the flower of anger is wonderful. I discovered that by loving my anger and not seeing it as an enemy or something to reject, but by simply loving it, it would talk to me and show me what was behind it.”

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 (La Sortie) and To Live Awake (Vivre Éveillé), two films in which taking care of our strong emotions plays an important role. You can find all our films here: mindful films.