Different ways of seeing our experience as not personal

How often do we feel harshly put upon when things don’t go according to our liking? A big tree falls on your car. The doctor’s office calls with the seriously bad results of your test. The drain in your shower is clogged. Your computer freezes and won’t do anything. Ants show up at your picnic. Oh, it all seems so unfair.

Do we see these as the results of causes and effects? We should be able to deal with things. We still have our equanimity, right? Maybe we indulge in a bit of self-pity or feel like we are under attack. What kind of habits are we cultivating?

This week’s Sangha was led by Don S. and featured a talk by Brian Lesage. You can listen to the talk here: