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    But I'm not really one to emulate! I'm not an expert on meditation at all. All I know is what I've read in books. Like Zen master Shunryo Suzuki or Thich Nhat Hanh. Those are two of my favorites.

    The problem-solving nature of Buddhism, the emphasis on cause and effect were instrumental for a lot of the progress I've made in the past 8 years or so. Applying these kinds of lessons, I've been able to get a handle on my anger and obtain a little degree of confidence, although these are still struggles for me.

    One insight is to realize that what you call your negative traits, whether they are anger or a lack of confidence or a tendency toward depression, are really just parts of yourself. You don't have to love these parts or hate them. You don't have to embrace or reject them. Just take notice of them. Know them. See them. Notice them. And if they are not helpful to you, let them pass.

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