Obstacles to Mindfulness

Mindfulness meditation is a useful practice that, with consistency over time, can bring a number of benefits including more openness to experience, greater peace, and enhanced wellbeing. Although the practice is simple in concept, it can be challenging in execution due to a number of habits and human tendencies that can create obstacles for us. Over the years, … Continue reading Obstacles to Mindfulness

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 may underly it. More often there's a sense of being insulted or disrespected in … Continue reading Taking Offense: A Variation on Aversion