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A new wave of research on meditation shows that mindfulness-based treatments can effectively treat everything from depression to autoimmune disease to post-traumatic stress order. But mindfulness can also help the nearly 24 million Americans struggling with drug and alcohol addiction to find lasting recovery, according to some experts. [1]

The practice of Mindfulness involves being aware moment-to-moment, of one’s subjective conscious experience from a first-person perspective. When practicing mindfulness, one becomes aware of one’s “stream of consciousness”. [2] In each session, there’s a meditation practice as well as a practice with different cognitive and behavioral skills – for example, noticing what kind of problematic thoughts might arise, and actually writing them down and becoming familiar with them. It’s about practicing very applied skills for day-to-day living. [1]

But is conscious thinking the answer? Do we need more of mindfulness to tackle our problems? Or is thinking what is actually the SOURCE of the problems in the first place?

Life and death are not what we think they are. We are inherently immortal and yet we worry about stop being. As if Being is related to blood flowing through veins or piles of meat (“humans” they call them) moving here and there. Through our way of thinking we have ridiculed every notion of Existence, we have forgotten Philosophy and now our answer is more… thinking?

Think about it.

Stop thinking about it.