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Buddhist strategy for dealing with difficulty is
examining the difficulty to death. Buddhism advises you not to implant
feelings that you don’t really have or avoid feelings that you do have.
If you are miserable you are miserable; this is the reality, that is
what is happening, so confront that. Look it square in the eye without
flinching. When you are having a bad time, examine the badness, observe
it mindfully, study the phenomenon and learn its mechanics. The way out
of a trap is to study the trap itself, learn how it is built. You do
this by taking the thing apart piece by piece. The trap can’t trap you
if it has been taken to pieces. The result is freedom.

– Mindfulness in plain english

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