Emotions

“Emotions come from frustration, in the sense that we might not be able to fulfill what we want. We discover our possible failure as something pathetic, and we develop our tentacles or sharpen our claws to the extreme. The emotion is our way of competing with our projection. That is the mechanism of emotion. Only we forget that the projections have been our own manufactures all along.”

~ Chögyam Trungpa

Afternoon run – 4.9 miles

“No matter how trapped we may feel by anxiety, depression, or guilt, there is always another option available to us, and one that doesn’t ask us to stop being who and what we are. The trick is knowing where to look, how to look, and we can find peace of mind in the midst of raging emotions, profound insight in the midst of complete confusion, and seeds of compassion in our darkest moments, even when we feel completely lost and alone.”

~ Mingyur Rinpoche