Aug 28, 2010 at 21:06:24
“There isn't any such thing as a negative emotion. There are, however, negative things that we DO with our emotions. For example, when we allow our anger to mutate into hostility (a clearly negative state), this doesn't mean that anger itself is negative, but that we've done something negative with our anger.
Real meditation doesn't seek to "release" unwholesome emotions, but instead seeks to cultivate enough intimacy with them so that their expression benefits all involved. Anger, fear, shame, despair, etc, are not the problem -- what really matters is what we do with them.”