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  • 1 About Viet Wake Up
    To introduce young Vietnamese Americans (VA) to the Wake Up Movement, which aims to create a happy, healthy and compassionate society. To create an opportunity for the VA youths to learn about mindfulness practices that can help in your daily life, especially while in college, after college, and in your career and relationships....
  • 2 About Viet Wake Up...
    We recognize that life can get busy. Really busy! And stressful! And overwhelming! Finding the time to pause and reflect is difficult, es­pecially amidst an ever-growing to-do list and inbox that keeps pil­ing up. But somehow you found yourself here, and for that we are grateful. ....
  • 3 About Viet Wake Up
    You’ve arrived at just the right time and you’re in just the right state of mind. All of the things you did prior to now are done and every­thing you need to do later can wait. You are here! ....
  • 4 About Viet Wake Up...
    As for us, well, we’re here as well. We’re part of the Wake Up movement. We represent a world-wide network of young people practicing the living art of mindfulness. ....
  • 5 About Viet Wake Up..
    If you know a thing or two about mindfulness, great. If you’re new to the practice, even better. The most important thing to remember about mind­fulness is that it is to be experienced. Words and people can describe it, but its true transformative power will be seen when you are able to practice it for yourself. That’s what we’re here to help you with.....
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I hold my face between my hands.
No, I am not crying.
I hold my face between my hands
to keep my loneliness warm.
Two hands protecting,
two hands nourishing,
two hands to prevent my soul from leaving me in anger.
 

Thay often compares our anger to a small child, crying out to his mother. When the child cries the mother takes him gently in her arms and listens and observes carefully to find out what is wrong. The loving action of holding her child with her tenderness, already soothes the baby’s suffering. Likewise, we can take our anger in our loving arms and right away we will feel a relief. We don’t need to reject our anger. It is a part of us that needs our love and deep listening just as a baby does.

After the baby has calmed down, the mother can feel if the baby has a fever or needs a change of diaper. When we feel calm and cool, we too can look deeply at our anger and see clearly the conditions allowing our anger to rise.

When we feel angry it is best to refrain from saying or doing anything. We may like to withdraw our attention from the person or situation, which is watering the seed of anger in us. We should take this time to come back to ourselves. We can practice conscious breathing and outdoor walking meditation to calm and refresh our mind and body. After we feel calmer and more relaxed we can begin to look deeply at ourselves and at the person and situation causing anger to arise in us. Often, when we have a difficulty with a particular person, he or she may have a characteristic that reflects a weakness of our own which is difficult to accept. As we grow to love and accept ourselves this will naturally spread to those around us.

 

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