26. Always meditate on whatever provokes resentment.
Similar to the slogan, “Whatever you meet unexpectedly, join with meditation,” this one is a reminder that I can view anger, resentment, frustration, hatred and other unpleasant emotional reactions as openings to a direct experience of the present moment. I can welcome these emotions as reminders rather than obstacles. Then I can recognize what’s under this reactivity, often sadness, a sense of loss or insecurity. I sit with the direct experience, free of the story, open to the pain and awkwardness of the moment. I can give up knowing what to do and just get in touch with what is alive in the present moment.