With practice, relaxation calls forth concern and cooperation
in place of anger or rejection,
or suggests productive new courses of action in place of discouragement.

Stimulations, especially negative ones,
do not hit our hearts so strongly;
the sharp edges soften and blur,
reducing the emotional impact.

Almost instantly we have access to more information;
we see more clearly the context of the situation,
and we can respond in ways that are more
genuinely helpful to self and others.

Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche
The Joy of Being

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