ON BEING COLUMN • What To Do When You’re Paralyzed by Overwhelm

What To Do When You’re Paralyzed by Overwhelm

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A Monthly Column By Sharon Salzberg for On Being
Published June 19, 2018

Sometimes the cause of our sloth and torpor is a reluctance to experience powerful emotions, especially painful ones. Many of us have the habit, when something difficult is just arising, to switch off, numb out, thinking, “Time for a nap!”

Sharon Salzberg

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