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Meditating can provide a healthy escape, as long as it is focussed on enabling your ability to solve problems, not your ability to ignore them.
Mindfulness is good for learning the skill of putting on the brakes for a thought loop and noticing the thought loops you get into a lot - very valuable, but that’s only the first step. The next step is, ‘how do I have a different thought? '
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There are a lot of other activities that offer the same temporary escape, without attempting to establish a more permanent detachment from the ego.
Exercising, listening to music, playing sports, practicing art, or engaging in any activity that helps temporarily shut out the re...
Mindfulness as a practice today is loosely based on the Buddhist concept of Sati, as described in the Buddhist text the Four Foundations of Mindfulness. But there isn’t a single word in the text that translates to “now” or “present,” which is central to its mo...
As the Buddhist meditation practice has morphed into a billion-dollar industry, it’s become the go-to solution for everything from depression to weight gain.
But while mindfulness is very effective for some, it does absolutely nothing for others, and pushing it on them won’t ch...
The lack of empirical studies on how mindfulness is practiced may lead consumers to be harmed, mislead, or disappointed in the lack of results.
For example, the idea that you should just reject your whole core and all your impulses, may be seen as a formula for depression and anxiety...
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It is based on Buddhist traditions and it's described as "the non-judgmental awareness of experiences in the present moment."
Sit in a quiet place with your eyes closed, focusing on your breath as it moves in and out. It's a way to become familiar with your own mind.
Instructions for mindfulness meditations have been found in ancient texts of nearly every major religion, but it's Buddhism that exemplifies best mindfulness meditation: it cultivates non-judgemental awareness of yourself, your feelings, your mind and your surroun...
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Mindfulness has various mental and psychological benefits like increased concentration, better memory, better self-control and a decrease in emotional reactiveness, allowing us to handle our problems in a calm manner.
However, the focus of a mindful person is inwar...
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