How to Mindfully Work with Positive Emotions – Lion’s Roar

The Buddhist teachings on the jhana states contain a secret about where positive emotions really come from. Allen Weiss explains:

“What the jhanas teach us is to place our attention directly on the positive emotion and—this is important—simply watch it without judgment, commentary, or wanting it to stay. This is what it means to mindfully watch the emotion. When you do this with positive emotional states, the positive emotion will likely continue or increase…”

Source: How to Mindfully Work with Positive Emotions – Lion’s Roar

2 thoughts on “How to Mindfully Work with Positive Emotions – Lion’s Roar

  1. Being an unattached witness requires astute mindfulness, especially when observing the self. Remembering that we are what we think helps me stay focused. Terrific post, Colleen. Hugs to you, Sister ❤

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