Dalai Lama Calls for Tackling Difficult Emotions

In his birthday message last week His Holiness the Dalai Lama said, “Much of the turmoil we witness across the world occurs because people are overwhelmed by disturbing emotions that can be difficult to tackle. I believe that the rich understanding of the workings of the mind and emotions that we find in ancient Indian traditions remains relevant today. There would be great value in examining and applying this as a basic human discipline, and not from a religious point of view. Just as we teach physical hygiene to stay physically fit, we need to cultivate emotional hygiene, learning to tackle our destructive emotions, so as to better achieve peace of mind.”

The Dalai Lama also expressed that he would be grateful if we would like to help him in sharing these ideas with others. For me, as a spiritual helper, his words resonated deeply, because I feel like I am already doing the work that he calls for… I am very inspired to help others in tackling their disturbing emotions.

Do you struggle with difficult emotions? If so, I hope my blog posts are helpful to you… And, I am really looking forward to sharing my new book with you, because it is really in alignment with the Dalai Lama’s call for us to tackle those destructive emotions.

Recently I made a list of 23 possible benefits you may gain through reading my new book, Reaching for Orange: Practices, Visualizations, & Blessings to Help You Happy Up Your Life… I will share that full list with you soon, but here are a few benefits that are related to the Dalai Lama’s request… When you read Reaching for Orange, you will learn tools to help you ~

~ work effectively with anger.

~ ease loneliness, depression, and despair.

~ release traumas that you have absorbed from others.

~ find comfort and peace during times of grief.

To learn more about my new book, which will be published soon, please read my post “Double Coffee Days Ahead.”

To read the Dalai Lama’s full message, please click here: Dalai Lama’s Birthday Message.

 

Photo of Dalai Lama from his Facebook Page.

 

 

 

 

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Become the Master of Your Emotions by Focusing on Witness Consciousness

Some people are afraid of their emotions. Are you afraid of your emotions?

When people are afraid of their emotions, it is typically because they fear that the feelings will be too big for them to handle. They fear that the emotions will overwhelm them.

Focusing on Witness Consciousness can help you to become the master of your emotions. If a feeling arises that feels scary, say to yourself, “I am the Witness who is watching this emotion pass through my system.” You are not the emotion, but rather, the emotion is an energy that is passing through you.

I hope this post is helpful to you or to someone you love.

May All Beings Be Free of Suffering.
May All Beings Be Happy!

 

 

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StarFire Teja’s StarFire Friday Blessing: May You Feel At Ease

 

May you magnetize just what you need to feel powerful self-love.

May you feel comfortable inside yourself.

May your weekend be blessed with an abundance of healing energies.

May you feel at ease.

 

 

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StarFire Teja’s StarFire Friday Prayer: May You Feel Held By Something Greater

 

May your mind settle down and come to a nourishing still point.

May you listen to your body and lovingly give it what it needs.

May your weekend be healing, with moments of peace.

May you feel Held By Something Greater.

 

This weekend, take some time to nourish yourself on all levels: mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual.

Mental nourishment: To calm your mind, when you first wake up in the morning, spend a few moments setting your intentions for the day. Then, throughout the day, take a few minutes here and there to close your eyes and tune in again to your intentions for the day. At bedtime, quietly reflect on the day. Celebrate any small joys, and release any disappointments. Visualize your mind being filled with a calm, healing light that is nourishing every cell in your brain.

Physical nourishment: Did you know that your body is talking to you all the time? When you tune in to the body channel, you will hear it telling you what it needs. Perhaps it needs a little extra rest. Or maybe it needs a little extra pure water or a lot more dark green leafy vegetables. Visualize all of your 37.2 trillion cells being filled with warm healing energies.

Emotional nourishment: Take some time to reflect on how you process your feelings. Do you tend to brush them off and keep busy, or do you tend to over-indulge in them? In order to achieve healthy tendencies with the emotional realm, develop the habit of becoming the observer. As you watch any and all emotions flowing through you, practice allowing them to be just as they are, without trying to change them. And, at the same time, set the intentions that you are healing and that you are loving yourself no matter how you feel. Cultivate self-love, and visualize that love flowing out to all beings.

Spiritual nourishment: Perhaps you’ve read some of my past blogs with spiritual tips, such as “StarFire Teja’s Three Super Simple Spiritual Practices” in which I’ve shared fun ways to connect with your spiritual self. I am all about making spiritual practices do-able for people, because when you do spiritual practices you directly experience, in your body, what it feels like to know that you are Held By Something Greater. Visualize your entire being connected with every star in the sky, and imagine that the whole universe is vibrating and shining inside your heart. Allow that bright light to spread throughout your whole being, and then see it radiating out to all beings.

After your fantastic healing weekend, please come back here and share all about it in the comments below, down where it says “Leave a reply.”

And, to learn more simple spiritual practices, order a copy of my book, which is a magical new version of an ancient tale from India called the Ramayana. Before I begin the fantastical story, I offer a section called Radiance Rising, which is an extensive list of spiritual practices. You will love this book! Please order it today on Amazon: The Tejaswini Ramayana: The Way of Rama in the Shakahara StarFire Universes.

May All Beings Feel Held By Something Greater.
May All Beings Be Happy!

 

image Courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech