About a year and a half ago, I experienced a profound heartbreak. I had fallen deeply in love with someone, and when he chose to walk away from our relationship I was devastated. The amount of attachment I felt towards him, and the sadness and the sense of abandonment when he left, was overwhelming. I’ve never cried so much over anything in my life as I did over the loss of that boyfriend.
Prior to that relationship, I had studied a lot of Buddhist teachings on how to work skillfully with emotions, and I remember having thought that these teachings all sounded good and made a lot of int ... read more