How Understanding Our Own Nervous System Can Help
I agree with a lot of what you say. HOWEVER . . . YOU SAY: The best way we can resist is to cultivate a deeper understanding of ourselves and the human condition. I agree that these are important things. However you omit was I experience as at least equally important: cultivating a deeper knowledge of what is going on through ongoing exploration. In fact, my model of self-development - full flourishing - differs from all those I am aware of in that it presents the capacity to perceive accurately, think logically and take action in the civic world as core aspects of fully flourishing.
You have a great grasp on human nature and psychology studies. When people harbor hate, fear or some other negative emotions, they work to suppress the emotion, the emotion does not go away. This stresses the body, and hurts the immune system, and that's just the beginning. People slowly die inside, mentally, physically, and spiritually. (By spiritually I don't mean religion, which is a separate issue.)
Thanks Gary great reminder about compassion