"Maintaining Our Mind
We have that for our bodies; we’re ingenious when it comes to maintaining our body, getting healthy bodies. But I’ve got a feeling we don’t really have this when it comes to our inner world – and don’t hear it as mystical! That, I would really suggest in a practical way in day-to-day life, is the approach from the Buddhist perspective. You don’t wait until the wheels are falling off, you don’t wait until you want to kill your boyfriend before you discover you’ve got a problem.
So this whole approach here is: doing simple little practices every day, learning to become familiar, not with the visualizations of the boyfriend and what he did, but getting beyond that and trying to hear the conceptual story, this series of opinions through the lens of anger, the story of anger about the person, about the event. Then you say “What can I do about it?”
Ven. Robina Courtin