|It's not personal, so be aware and don't judge.|
|I do both components, and I love it!|
Awareness involves monitoring experiences, and [radical] acceptance refers to monitoring those experiences with an attitude of non-judgmental openness, making no attempt to change or avoid anything that pops up in mind.
|Learn it well and do it right. It works.|
Evidence is accumulating that cultivating only the awareness component of mindfulness without the associated acceptance component may lead to unwanted outcomes.
Although not all mindfulness practice involves formal meditation, Buddhist or secular, there are a number of published examples of meditation leading to negative outcomes such as anxiety, depersonalization, and depression.
One published report found that 25 percent of meditators experienced unwanted effects, most of which were transitory and not very serious.
Another study involving Buddhist meditation practitioners found that 73 percent experienced significant impairment as a result of their practice, but the authors noted that their results might not apply to more general mindfulness-based interventions.
BUT if you go for a jog when you have a broken ankle or workout without giving muscles and joints enough time to recover, exercise can lead to problems. Similarly, it seems that mindfulness can sometimes [if done incorrectly] have some drawbacks.
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