How to say ‘no’ mindfully

The pressure to be kind all the time

“Since I started zazen meditation, I had difficulties to say no. How to say no mindfully?” – One of my friends said in a sharing session. And he is not the only one.

When we practice mindfulness, we seem to be filled with this loving energy. We want the whole world, together with us, to deliver love and compassion. We might wrongly set to ourselves the pressure to be “kind” all the time! Are we contradictory to our loving-kindness when we get angry, shout, refuse to help? How to deal with it?

Why do we say “yes”

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