Mindfulness

From the cushion to the couch: Buddhism’s powerful influence on psychotherapy

"Like Epstein, many counselors feel that mainstream spoken-word therapy and drug-prescribing psychiatry set too low a bar for human development. They also note that the Buddhist emphasis on deconstructing thoughts can lead to ignoring personal feelings and individual needs." - RNS

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Mindfulness, Part 2

"The reason I say that mindfulness meditations teaches that thoughts are autonomous (not intentional) is because of their analogy of watching your thoughts go by like you would watch cars go by. They do not acknowledge that when you observe those 'cars', your actually driving each and every one of them. They imply that the thoughts are driving themselves." - Matt Postiff

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