Guided Meditation and Dharma Talk
with Jeanne van Gemert
Of the Buddhist contemplations on the 3 Poisons: Greed, Hatred & Delusion which underlies aversion; being able to see our own aversion or ill will can be very difficult.
At the strong end of aversion’s continuum - as when we are really angry - we can see it, but it is difficult & slippery to recognize when its as subtle as irritation.
One place our irritation is often present, but hidden, is under the guise of our preferences. Working with things as small and fickle as our preferences can reveal our patterns of how and why we construct our aversion.
References: Amanda Gorman’s poem: New Day’s Lyric