Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Self-talk & Mindfulness

     The loudness / intrusiveness of self-talk varies according to how much is, was, and (we anticipate) will be on our plates, as well as how open our awareness is to it. It's said that there's always some self-talk going on, though it may be very soft.

     Mindfulness is not about avoiding, suppressing or shutting off self-talk, or any other aspect of reality. Mindfulness is about being accurately aware of things as they are, accepting them as they are, and responding to them appropriately - wisely, to decrease suffering and increase joy - for ourselves & others.

Didier Quan

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