The Obstacle to Our Freedom

What in this moment is preventing you from feeling freedom? It might seem like it’s the other person … but it’s never really something external. They might be the trigger for how you feel, but in reality we are the ones who create the feeling of frustration, through how we’re viewing the situation or other person.

How we view the other person, or the situation, creates our feeling of stress, frustration, anger, disappointment.

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Find Freedom in Any Moment - zen habits

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  • Recognize that you’re frustrated (or stressed, disappointed, lonely, etc). Let yourself feel the feelings, as sensations in your body. 
  • Bring awareness to your view that is causing the frustration ("They shouldn’t act this way”); don't criticize it.
  • Ask if the view is helping you or serving you. If you’re feeling frustrated or hurt, it’s probably not.
  • Loosen your grip on the view
  • Experience the world free of views. At any moment, we can simply let go of our views and see the world just as it is. 

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