- Sonntag, 16. April 2017 12:56
Mindfulness ist nicht nur eine Technik, es ist ein Lifestyle und kann wie Yoga, Chanten, Erfolgs-Coaching .... Workoholic, Essen, Märchenprinz/essin, Extremsport, Internet-Demokratie-Weltretten... eine Falle sein, muss es aber nicht. Alles kann als Fluchtmittel vor der Realität eingesetzt werden, sogar die Bemühung zur Befreiung der Illusion...
MIND is the MONSTER, not YOU
McMindfulness,” the fashionable consumer culture that’s grown around the so-called “Mindfulness Movement.
The biggest distractor is not your iPhone — it’s your own mind. You can’t stop your mind from secreting thoughts, but what you can do is not be caught by them. That’s an art form and that’s what mindfulness training is about.
The Father Of Mindfulness on What Mindfulness Has Become
If any one person has helped shepherd the word “mindfulness” into the American mainstream and make meditation the kind of thing that scientists and doctors take seriously, it’s Jon Kabat-Zinn. Thrive Global spoke with Kabat-Zinn about the mindfulness revolution that he helped kickstart, the pros and cons of mindfulness becoming mainstream and if it’s even possible to be mindful with your phone on.
One of the byproducts of rapid spread of dharma wisdom in the world is that people will latch onto anything that’s hot and try to make a buck off of it, use it for advertising purposes to sell more jewelry or hamburgers. That’s not necessarily entirely bad. You can be more mindful of how addicted you are, but unless you impose behaviors on yourself, it’s like heroin. It’s not like you can live without technology — I own an iPhone. But you can’t live with it unless you find some kind of way to not lose yourself in digital reality to the point where you forget that your body is analog.
The challenge is when you take something that’s thousands of years old, that’s really grounded in very deep wisdom, how do you bring it into the mainstream without destroying it in the process?
An interview with Jon Kabat-Zinn, creator of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction.
The Myth of Mindfulness
The Buddha wasn’t a Buddhist. A religion grew around his community. His realizations were universal realizations about suffering, the nature of suffering and the nature of the human mind.
Spiritual Heroin for Implosive Capitalism
There’s a craze sweeping the globe. As old as time. You can’t go a moment without hearing the glorious benefits of mindfulness and meditation being proclaimed.
Here we are, in the ruins of modernity. Fascism’s rising while the global economy’s stagnating. That means very real pain for millions, billions, of real humans. And we’re…meditating?
If the Buddha were alive today, he probably wouldn’t say: go meditate. He’d say: go fix your societies so there’s less suffering in them.
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