Tag Archives: Zen

Five Aspects of Mindfulness

Behavioral scientists are quite interested in mindfulness. A researcher named Baer derived five aspects, or dimensions, of mindfulness after a lot of quantitative analysis. Baer describes these five aspects as Observing, Describing, Acting with awareness/non-auto pilot, Nonjudging of experiences, and Nonreacting to inner experiences. Here’s an easy to read layout. The five aspects of mindfulness are […]

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About that word ‘zen’…

About that word ‘zen’. Don’t be scared of the word zen. After all, it is just a word. The word ‘zen’ has a lot of different meanings.  In the context of me and my psychology practice, zen is simply a word that points to Awareness Practice. Although zen originated as a Japanese Buddhist practice, it […]

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Living a serene life is not difficult…

Living a serene life is not difficult for those who are not caught up in attachment or aversion. When attachment  and  aversion are both absent, everything is clear and simple. However, if you get caught in the mind when it starts to make judgments about how things should be different, your serenity is split apart. […]

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It is not about getting it right

It is not about getting it right It is not about being good It is not about changing yourself It is not about becoming something you aren’t It is not about doing the right thing It is not about other people It is not even about other people treating you right, or treating you wrong. It […]

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