Tag Archive for: delusion

Near Enemies of Enlightenment

Seeing enlightenment as a series of discrete experiences, a lifelong practice, and an ongoing process can help us avoid the costly pitfalls of hubris and delusion.

Embracing Groundlessness

Through a dedicated mindfulness practice, we may find freedom in groundlessness - the ambiguity and uncertainty that is characteristic of all life.

Honoring Our Humanity with Mindfulness

The dehumanization that can lead to mass violence and collective suffering might be mitigated by a paradigm shift - a change in the habitual ways we relate to ourselves and the world. Mindfulness can be a part of our rehumanization.

Mindfulness of Self-Fulfilling Assumptions

Assumptions are one of the many mental habits that can cause us and those around us much suffering. A practice of mindfulness can clarify this, offering us a wider range of choices for wise responding.

True and Authentic Freedom

Mindfulness may be one ingredient in the antidote to conditional freedom. When we cultivate the attitudes and practices of mindfulness in a dedicated and sustained manner, we begin to see through the delusions of ignorance, greed, jealousy, fear and anger that cause us to hold ourselves above, discriminate against, and harm others.

Waking Up to Our Ignorance

Mindfulness is an excellent antidote to ignorance because knowing what we don't know makes us wiser.