Does mindfulness really lead to peace of mind?

Is mindfulness really all it is cracked up to be? Does it really lead to peace of mind?

Is mindfulness really all it’s cracked up to be? Can it really result in peace of mind? Has it become a way to suppress emotions, and nurture pacifists and idealists? Read on to learn more about the ‘dark side’ of mindfulness.

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How to not mind mindfulness

Here I sit, wondering why I feel so anxious, so on edge. After all, I am reading through an extensive archive of mindfulness quotes on a reputable website for mindfulness practice. These are quotes written by sages, masters, gurus and coaches reminding me how to be calm, how to find serenity, inviting me to remain […]

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Clear your mind (part 1)

How do you clear your mind to enter a state of creative rapture? How do you reconnect with wonder and reverie through the contemplation of art?

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Enter the mystery

Mindfulness practice requires spontaneous discipline, playful sobriety and active letting go. Then we can enter and dwell in the mystery.

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Mindfulness practice through training trees

Like daily mindfulness practice, training a bonsai tree is high-risk artistry.

To capture the intrinsic beauty of the weathered trees as they appear on the rocky crags of Japan, bonsai artists spend hours of effort on sustained nurturing of a single tree. The effort is not one of control or manipulation. It is an art of supporting a growth pattern that is already evident. It is implicit faith in, and patience with, the emergence of a unique spirit. It is a high-risk artistry requiring daily attention.

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