There are four foundational elements of mindfulness - key areas for focusing careful attention in meditation practice. Through exploration of body sensations, feeling tones, mental states, and the nature of experience, we can gain insight and decrease suffering in ourselves and others.
Can taking offense ever be helpful? When we are offended, it is because we find someone or something repugnant or we perceive that our values have been violated in some way. It is more than just feeling hurt or disappointed, although these emotions may underly it. More often there is a sense of being insulted … Continue reading Taking Offense: A Variation on Aversion