The Paradox of Mindfulness: All Things Shall Pass

The Paradox of Mindfulness: All Things Shall Pass

  • September 16, 2013

Our conditioning promotes holding on and taking control to get what we want.  This learned habit inclines us to move away from pain through avoiding, minimizing, denying and finding “short-term fixes.”  Mindfulness teaches how to surrender to the unavoidable pain inherent in life by entering into it, working with it,…

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The Paradox of Mindfulness: Moving Toward

The Paradox of Mindfulness: Moving Toward

  • September 9, 2013

Our conditioned nature is to grasp or cling onto what we want; avoid or be averse to what we don’t want; or be in delusion–blinded by ignorance with our head in the sand. “I want this,” “I don’t want this,” or “What I don’t know doesn’t hurt me.” These states compel us…

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The Paradox of Mindfulness: Nowhere is Now Here

The Paradox of Mindfulness: Nowhere is Now Here

  • September 2, 2013

Over 2,500 years ago, Buddha looked at the nature of the mind and its relationship to suffering. He showed the path to freedom from suffering through the tool of meditation which informs the actions of skillful living. Buddha never presented himself as a celestial being or courier of divine power. When asked: “Are…

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The Paradox of Mindfulness: Cycling the Wheel

The Paradox of Mindfulness: Cycling the Wheel

  • August 26, 2013

At front and center stage of Buddhist psychology is mindfulness: moment-to-moment non-judgmental awareness. Mindfulness is to know and see things as they are arising and passing. It’s a way of being that invites you to be fully alive and awake to your own life as: “Life is available only in…

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