The enthusiasm for mindfulness makes sense: Research shows mindfulness can reduce stress, increase self-esteem, and decrease symptoms of mental illness.

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  • Build compassion and interconnection by seeing your similarities with others

The effects of mindfulness can be different for people depending on the way they think about themselves. This figurative “water” can really change the recipe of mindfulness.

Of course, water can be filtered, and, likewise, how people think about themselves is fluid: We’re all independent to decide how we think.

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When Meditation Makes You Generous (and When It Doesn’t)

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