Speaking of mindfulness, this fantastic article by Lawrence Yeo talks about how we can you “awareness” to curb our negative emotions, which he calls “The Hammer of Awareness”.
We experience negative emotions such as anger and jealousy almost every day. Like Lawrence says, I think the best way to control them is being aware of them.
Once you acknowledge you’re angry, you can calm down quicker, at least in my experience.
This reminded me of the book “Awareness” by Anthony de Mello. He says:
What you are aware of you are in control of; what you are not aware of is in control of you.
You are always a slave to what you’re not aware of. When you’re aware of it, you’re free from it. It’s there, but you’re not affected by it. You’re not controlled by it; you’re not enslaved by it. That’s the difference.