I learned when I was in the Marines that you really have three choices in life: Lead, Follow or Get out of the way! Those that ‘Get out of the Way’ simply sit around and go ‘Why me?’. Those that ‘Follow’ are either learning to lead or simply don’t see how they can lead. Those that ‘Lead’ see that they can lead and have no desire to settle for what someone tells them they can have or what they’re given. This book is about learning how to ‘Lead’ and why we are constantly being told wrong that we ‘can’t have it all.’ Why not? I want my dreams and I reach for them despite what others tell me. If you listen to this book and apply what is there you’ll ‘Lead the field’ and change your life.
Yes, the title of the book is ‘Destructive Emotions’, but it’s also a look at all emotions. Here a panel talks with the Dalai Lama and other Tibetan teachers about work they’re doing to help people control their negative emotions. They look at what causes destructive emotions and how different cultures deal with them when they arise. People say that Buddhist monks are not the ideal people to talk to about emotions. They are wrong and this book proves it. It’s a great followup to Excuse Me, Your Life is Waiting!
I listened to this book years ago when it first came out and I didn't agree with it. Now almost 10 years later I listened to it again through Audible. How was I wrong all those years ago. Now with much more experience I see how H.H. Dalai Lama was correct then and now. He explains how its not religion that makes it wrong, its the people that decide to make it their way. We can call this extremist view of a religion. We also see why people need religion in their lives and others don't. H.H. Dalai Lama goes into details as to how Buddhism works and why it helps people. Here I learned why meditation is so important and how it helps people. Study after study have proven this and yet it's not being taught. I wonder why? H.H. Dalai Lama also goes into each religion needing to teach their true religion to keep extremist from gaining a foothold. This book has, so much we can go into however I recommend you read it.