Excerpted from the article “5 Ways Not to Bite the Trump Hook” by Susan Piver, in the March 2017 issue of Lion’s Roar:

Pema Chodron famously introduced us to the notion of shenpa, which she defines as “biting the hook” of our habitual reactions.

When someone leaves us, we may bite the hook of grasping.  When something unfair happens, we may bite the hook of rage.  When we are disappointed, we may bite the hook of numbness.

What would it look like in your life not to bite the hook?



  1. markonit

    …I believe in the structure of the government and my faith in my fellow man when it comes to the election…


  2. Pablo Cuzco

    A topic for the times. I posted this soon after the election, on my Facebook, as all my friends and family were freaking out. It’s a hard but necessary discipline to practice in view of the daily “media” bombardment. I made myself stop following the news, am now much more easy-going because of it. Thank for sharing.


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