|Mindfulness is allowing what is to be right now with compassion and free of judgment.|
|Why does the world have to suck so much? First my boyfriend now this refugee crisis!|
- Mindfulness (sati) may also be defined as "allowing now to be" or "bare awareness, which is nonjudgmental and non-evaluative, of whatever is in the present moment." Berkeley and Harvard Professor Richard Alpert (Ram Dass) perhaps put it most succinctly: "Be here now." The Buddha outlined a path to use mindfulness to realize enlightenment (sati-patthana) by being mindful of the body, feelings, mind, and mind-objects.
|Me stop? You stop! Or I'll kill you, all of you!|
|But what if I can't tolerate it?|
|Calm down? Don't tell me to calm down!!! I just lost my iPad with my favorite song!|
|Why, why is there dukkha in the world?!|
- *Ignorance? Misunderstanding, confusion, illusion, delusion -- not seeing things as they actually are; not seeing that all things, including emotions, are impermanent (restlessly passing away from sub-moment to sub-moment), unsatisfactory (not worth grasping or clinging to), and impersonal (not at all what they seem).
|Nobody cares about Beirut, just Paris?|
|I didn't want to kill. I, I just...|