Being Zen in the Middle of an Argument

Losing your temper is one of the less Zen things you can do. And there is more than one reason for this:
  • You stop being calm and get emotionally distressed,
  • You focus your anger into someone (almost breaking one of the five precepts),
  • You will regret it afterwards, tying you to the past.
Among many others, I don't want to go in depth in what is wrong.

If you get angry easily, you are missing something: your daily meditation should make you more calm each day. When you are about to get angry, analyze your anger. Find the source, and you'll see it is not coming from the person you get angry at, but comes from inside. You are the one getting angry. You are then responsible for not being angry.

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