Emotions!…Do they belong to anyone??????


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From a meditative perspective, various mind states including emotions, arise and pass away empty of any substantial nature. They come into being when certain conditions come together and disappear when the conditions change.
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None of them belong to anyone; they are not happening to anyone. In a very real sense each mind state is expressing itself: it is desire that desires, fear that fears, love that loves.
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Can you feel the difference between the experience of “I am angry” and the experience of “This is anger”. Through that distinction flows a whole world of freedom.
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As one Tibetan Buddhist text expresses it, mind states or emotions are like clouds in the sky, without roots, without home.
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Identifying with an emotion as being self is like trying to tether a cloud. Can we learn to liberate all emotions, letting them pass though the open sky of the heart and mind?

Joseph Goldstein, Insight Mediation
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Emotions are small, unimportant in many ways. Let them flow on through, fade away for a while.
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