A shaman was asked:
What is poison?
-anything beyond what we need is poison. It can be power, laziness, food, ego, ambition, vanity, fear, anger, or whatever.
What is fear?
-non-acceptance of uncertainty. If we accept uncertainty, it becomes adventure.
What is envy?
-non-acceptance of good in the other. If we accept good, it becomes inspiration.
What is anger?
-non-acceptance of what is beyond our control. If we accept, it becomes tolerance.
What is hate?
-non-acceptance of people as they are. If we accept unconditionally, it becomes love.