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Lions Roar : March 2017
PEMA CHÖDRÖN FAMOUSLY intro- duced 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? What is non-shenpa? If you ever had an interest in exploring this answer, now would be a great time to HEART & MIND 5 Ways Not to Bite the Trump Hook Getting hooked by your habitual reactions isn’t going to help anyone, says SUSAN PIVER. She suggests five ways you can respond more skillfully. SUSAN PIVER is founder of the Open Heart Project, an online meditation commu- nity. Her most recent book is Start Here Now (Shambhala). GEORGETTEDOUWMA/SCIENCEPHOTOLIBRARY begin. A giant hook with a massive comb- over has been lowered into our political lives from bizarro-world. Now what? Falling into our habitual reactions will not benefit ourselves or others. It will not help us act skillfully to protect the vulnerable and start our country moving forward again as quickly as possible. Here are five ways to help you not bite the Trump hook: 1. Remind yourself that generosity is a gesture of power. Rather than scanning the environment for confirmation or denial of your worst fears, scan it for someone who could use a kind word or glance. It can be that simple. Whether we are swinging on the hook of grasping, aggression, or numbness, there is one sure way off: to help someone who is also swinging. This is a really good thing to do for others, but also it is good for yourself. When we are afraid, we feel pow- erless. Generosity is a gesture of power. 2. Remember that nothing is ever as good as you hope, nor as bad as you fear. One day at a time. One. Day. And beyond this, one thought, one moment, one heartbeat. This, by the way, is why we practice meditation, which is not a life hack to become more awesome. Medita- tion is a path of fierce warriorship. It teaches you how to meet your experience on the spot, without embellishment, fully and courageously. That includes looking directly at your hopes and fears. LION’S ROAR | MARCH 2017 21 CULTURE • LIFE • PRACTICE