MBSR, The Attitude of Letting Go by Jon Kabat-Zinn

Brain Research shows the hardest thing for the brain to do, is to let go of thoughts. For this reason, cultivating the attitude of letting go, or non-attachment, is fundamental to the practice of mindfulness. When we start paying attention to our inner experience, we rapidly discover that there are certain thoughts and feelings and situations that the mind seems to want to hold on to.


In this short video, Thich Nhat Hanh gives us a very precise and deep definition of mindfulness: Mindfulness is the capacity to be aware of what is going on. Anything can be the object of mindfulness. Being aware means to touch the things deeply and to recognize their beauty. It means to get in touch with the wonders of life. Getting in touch deeply can make you very happy right here and right now. Being able to be mindful of what is going on gives you the chance to realise that there are plenty of conditions that allow you to be happy. If you can realise that, you can stop running.

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