This Simple Exercise Will Pull You Out Of A Sadness Rut (VIDEO)

December 2, 2014 5:35 PM

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Despite facing a variety of painful obstacles and difficulties in life, people are often hesitant to describe their experiences as "suffering." It's typically a word reserved for the most extreme tragedies -- war, poverty, death -- but American-born Tibetan Buddhist nun Pema Chödrön says that each of us knows what it is like to suffer.

Spiritually, Chödrön uses this word to describe times that are disruptive, that give us anxiety or despair, as she explains to Oprah on an episode of "Super Soul Sunday." It can be anything from the loss of a job to a family conflict, but the common thread is clear: "Suffering" refers to anything un...

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