Mental afflictions are our friends ~ Mingyur Rinpoche

Every mental affliction is actually the basis of wisdom. If we get caught up in our afflictions or try to repress them, we just end up creating more problems for ourselves. If, instead, we look at them directly, the things we fear will kill us gradually transform into the strongest supports for meditation we could ever hope for. Mental afflictions are not enemies. They are our friends.


Mingyur Rinpoche

from the book The Joy of Living: Unlocking the Secret and Science of Happiness


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