10 Mar
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What It’s Not

from Mindful magazine: “Debunking the Myths of Mindfulness”

Meditation Is Not About Stopping Your Thoughts

“Whenever there’s a newspaper story about meditation, they trot out a piece of art that depicts a person in flowing clothes with a blissful smile that suggest they’ve emptied out their brain and replaced it with cotton candy.

“Meditation does not involve ending the thought process. It isn’t about trying to achieve a particular state of mind.

“It is simply taking the time to become familiar with how your thought process actually works, since you have the best vantage point to view what’s going on in your own mind. Once you see that, you don’t stop thoughts, but they might not control you quite so much.”

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