Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Musing over Mental Immunity
I want to go back to the idea of mental immunity that the Dalai Lama spoke about in the Book of Joy. "Mental immunity is just learning to avoid the destructive emotions and to develop the positive ones." To do that, we need to understand that we all have different states of mind as we go through our day: some of our thoughts and emotions are healthy and healing; others are harmful. Mental immunity helps us create a healthy disposition of mind so that it will be less susceptible to negative thoughts and feelings. I think that cultivating gratitude is the best way for me to both seek mental immunity and to experience joy.