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Sit With your Enemy


This exercise is a guided meditation.

Find a place to relax.

Be very honest with yourself, this exercise is just for you.

Choose a person in your life that you don‘t like and that is provoking a strong emotion in you, like anger or irritation.

Now imagine you go to a nice restaurant where a table is already prepared. Imagine your enemy is already sitting at this table, looking at you.
Look at your enemy.
Find the specific emotion that you don’t like. You can even exaggerate this emotion.
I.e. “I am angry at you because you were passing over my emotions like a catarpillar.” [...] 

Joan Tollifson: Freedom of Nothing to Grasp


Joan Tollifson talks about her awakening experience. She has an affinity with Buddhism, Advaita and other forms of nonduality and meditative inquiry, but she belongs to no particular tradition.

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