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Psychology & Philosophy of Mindfulness

Psychology & Philosophy of Mindfulness

In psychology, mindfulness has 2 components -

  1. Attention - moment to moment experience. Paying attention to the thoughts, feelings, sensations in the present moment.
  2. Attitude - Paying attention to these with an open attitude... with elements of curiosity, acceptance without judgment (good or bad)

It has a long history in Buddhist philosophy and is a part of larger set of practices to reduce suffering and increase enduring happiness. Mindfulness meditation is used to cultivate the state of mindfulness. It does to our mind what exercising does to our body - makes it stronger & more flexible.

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