ON BEING COLUMN – Happiness Is an Arm of Resilience

Happiness Is an Arm of Resilience

Weekly Column By Sharon Salzberg for On Being Blog
Published March 26th, 2016

For the sake of resilience, we not only need to learn to relate to suffering with compassion instead of disdain; we also need to be able to accept and absorb pleasure. If we can’t, we will burn out. There’s an awful lot of suffering around, and trying to be fully awake to it demands energy, balance, perspective, and the ability to let go of attachment to results. There’s a lot of bad news out there, but there is good news too, if we stay open to it.

Sharon Salzberg

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