Joseph examines ill will and wrong view as some of the common unskillful actions of mind that tend to enable and perpetuate much of the suffering we experience.
All of the expressions of these qualities are conditioned responses to what we find unpleasant, arising in situations where we don’t get what we want, or do get what we don’t want. The strength of our mindfulness is what determines how long we remain consumed by our aversions. Our practice must therefore include the willingness to open equally to the pleasant and unpleasant aspects of our lives.
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