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Mindfulness of Parallel Process in Activism

Mindfulness can help us identify a sort of "parallel process" that occurs in activism, making space for actions that match intentions and are more likely to result in beneficial outcomes.

Mindfulness of Fear

Our reactivity to fear is at the root of many of the worlds most pressing problems. Fortunately, there is an antidote to fear and our mindfulness and heart practices can help.

Mindfulness of Backlash

Mindfulness can help us avoid being swept away by backlash and create space for wise responding in alignment with our highest values.

Mindfulness of Anger

Mindfulness of anger helps us understand our habitual reactions to threat, connect with our deepest intentions, and respond in ways that are more likely to get our needs met.

Mindfulness of Self-Conscious Emotions: Embarassment

We have all felt the harsh, burning glare of embarrassment pinning us like a bug to a specimen board for close inspection. Mindfulness can help us meet this painful self-conscious emotion with greater wisdom and equanimity.

Mindfulness of Self-Conscious Emotions: Envy

Envy is a self-conscious emotion that can cause us much pain. Through the cultivation of mindfulness, we can learn to see through the illusion of "I, me and mine" and engage in value-congruent behavior that supports our intentions for happiness and wellbeing.

Mindfulness of Self-Conscious Emotions

Can mindfulness help free us from the discomfort of self-consciousness? When we cultivate mindfulness and self-compassion, we can liberate ourselves from the tyranny of "I, me and mine", making space to live with greater authenticity.

The Bottom Line is Mindfulness

Mass mindlessness causes great suffering for ourselves and other living beings. Maintaining a personal mindfulness practice may be one of the most important things we can do to liberate ourselves and the world from the tyranny of our own unexamined minds.

Foundations of Mindfulness

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.

Taking Offense: A Variation on Aversion

Can taking offense ever be helpful? When we are offended, it's because we find someone or something repugnant or we perceive that our values have been violated in some way. It's more than just feeling hurt or disappointed, although these emotions…