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We’ve all seen pictures of meditators looking serene and calm, like nothing bothers them. In pop culture, there’s an image of meditation being a “special place” where we are free from negative thoughts and emotions. But that is simply a myth. When we first start practicing mindfulness meditation, we naturally think we’re supposed to getContinue reading “How is Letting Go Different from Suppression?”
In mindfulness practice, we are often advised to “let go of our judgment.” We are supposed to practice “nonjudgment,” whatever that means! A common question that comes up is: “But why is judgment a bad thing?” It’s a fair question. Judgment is not necessarily a bad thing. Indeed, we rely on our judgment to getContinue reading “Why Should I Let Go of Judgment?”
“Mindfulness is giving me the tools to look at life through other people’s eyes.” Many mindfulness practitioners note that their practice helps improve their relationships: “Mindfulness helps me take a step back, and breathe.” “I’m less impatient with my kids.” “I’m less irritable.” “There’s much less anger.” “My wife tells me I’m less of anContinue reading “Does Mindfulness Help with Relationships?”
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