Thoughts Are Not the Enemy
An Innovative Approach to Meditation Practice
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ISBN10: 1611800439 ISBN13: 9781611800432 Publisher: Sounds True Published: Oct 14 2014 Pages: 212 Weight: 0.60lbs. Height: 8.25" Width: 5.25" Depth: 0.50" Language: English
A revolutionary new approach to meditation: a mindfulness of thinking that accepts and investigates the thoughts that arise as you meditate--from the author of Unlearning Meditation. In most forms of meditation, the meditator is instructed to let go of thoughts as they arise. As a result, thinking is often taken, unnecessarily, to be something misguided or evil. This approach is misguided, says Jason Siff. In fact, if we allow thoughts to arise and become mindful of the thoughts themselves, we gain tranquillity and insight just as in other methods without having to reject our natural mental processes. And by observing the thoughts themselves with mindfulness and curiosity, we can learn a good deal about ourselves in the process.