Tag Archive for: clinging

Mindfulness of Surrender

The relinquishment of the illusion of control we call surrender can be life affirming and even sweet when what we're letting go into is inevitable - mindfulness can help us discern when it makes sense to do so.

Mindfulness of Resistance

To be alive is to experience resistance and mindfulness can help us meet this very human experience with compassion and wisdom.

Mindfulness of Greed

A dedicated practice of mindfulness can allow us see through our insatiable wanting and greed to a more sustainable mindset of sufficiency.
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Mindfulness of Renunciation

We all desire relief from the background of unease, dissatisfaction, or restlessness that tends to accompany us everywhere we go when we are in a mind state of wanting, or its mirror image twin not-wanting. Renunciation, or deciding not to act on our wanting, uncovers truths that may typically be camouflaged by our unexamined drives and habits.

Mindfulness of Miswanting

One powerful benefit of a dedicated mindfulness practice is it can help us see through our problematic human habits and unconscious biases, including the miswanting that keeps us running ourselves ragged on a hedonic treadmill.

Mindfulness as Dialectic

The dissonance we feel around the apparent contradictions we encounter in life can cause much of our suffering when we are resistant to it. Taking a dialectical approach to our mindfulness practice can help us open to all of life's apparent contradictions and find greater freedom.

Attachment: Don’t Carry Your Boat

Mindfulness can help us realize when something is no longer needed and let it go - even when it means letting go of certain mindfulness practices.

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.

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.