When I use the word "Mindfulness", which I try never to do, I just
mean "paying attention." Not "Thoughtfully" or "cognitively coherent"
or anything like that. I just mean 'watch it!' Like my dog watching
me when I do something that might lead to a walk or might not.
For me, when I have the feelings of fear, I just put my attention into
the moment, into the physical sensations of fear, into the fact the my
mind is generating thoughts of bad things happening or the like.
Mindfulness isn't a dissecting of the feeling, not an argument that
the thoughts that fear generates are untrue; mindfulness is being at
one with the feelings, and seeing that feeling itself is just an
arrangement of certain parts of reality into a certain way, that does
eventually change. And that feelings of all sort can be experienced
in the theatre of the now, without harming the theatre. So to speak
Attentively watch what you label yourself, when that is the most
salient thing in your present moment.
This all makes more sense (to me) when I sit more regularly.
On Wed, Jan 5, 2011 at 12:16 PM, Dave P <wookielife...@yahoo.ca> wrote:
> To be honest, not particularly :)
> I do have another question, though. For me, mindfulness is associated with
> intellect. I was wondering if it is possible to practise mindfulness even
> with cognitive impairment? My main OCD symptom is fear of dementia, and
> dealing with this particular fear in a mindful way might be beneficial.
> --- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, "ED" <seacrofter...@...> wrote:
>> Dave P,
>> Have Forum members gone too far with their generous and well-intended
>> --- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, "Rev. Joriki Dat Baker" <koryu@>
>> > This has gone far beyond what he asked of the group.
>> > Joriki
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