Tag Archive for: aversion

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.

Radical Acceptance

When we learn to radically accept reality, we become boundless because we are liberated from resistance and illusion.

Obstacles to Mindfulness

Although the practice of mindfulness 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.

Curating a State of Mind

Mindfulness can help us fulfill our responsibility for curating a state of mind that supports compassion and well-being.

Facing Aversion

Aversion involves the desire to turn away from or avoid something unwanted. Most often experienced as annoyance, disliking, disgust, or even hatred, aversion obscures reality by turning attention away from what is present, preventing us from truly understanding our experience. By learning to face aversion, we can gather important information that can help us respond to life situations with greater ease and wisdom.

Taking Offense: A Variation on Aversion

Mindfulness can help us unpack our feelings of taking offense so we can respond with compassion, skill and wisdom.

Letting Go and Letting Be

Letting go and letting be are skills that can be cultivated through mindfulness practice and are necessary ingredients for the kind of acceptance from which the deepest and most enduring form of change emerges.

Non-Judging: Are You Ruled by Preferences and Predilections?

Non-judging is one of the fundamental attitude of mindfulness, according to Jon Kabat-Zinn that helps us in our practice and daily lives.

The Clinging Mind

Mindfulness can help us see things more clearly, allowing us to step out of the self-perpetuating cycle of attachment and aversion.