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How to observe your own mind with friendly curiosity

Discussion in 'Health & Healing' started by Geoff-Allen, Jun 14, 2021.

  1. Geoff-Allen

    Geoff-Allen Resident megalomaniac

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    Greetings fellow earthlings!

    I trust your time with us here on the forum has been an enjoyable one. If not - things may improve when you least expect it!

    Here's a great site all about helping people to be more mindful as they go about their daily routines.

    For a little taste -

    Although curiosity killed the cat it would appear that it is an essential quality for human development and learning.

    It is also a primary aspect of mindfulness. Curiosity allows us to begin to turn toward the entirety of experience, moving us from avoidance to approach, including that which we don’t like. I would argue curiosity and kindness are the antidotes to judgment and other harsh evaluations we may direct toward ourselves or others and it is a quality that can be developed.

    Curiosity can be used as a way to inquire into our experience—the joyful and painful alike. Curiosity may allow us to begin to level the playing field of our lives so we don’t have to excessively privilege one experience over another. It just takes some of the dys out of dysregulation, smoothing out our internal psychological rollercoaster as we are faced with moments that can take us to ecstatic heights and ones that may take us into an abyss. In the words of Martine Batchelor, a teacher and former Buddhist nun, we can begin to ask, “What is this?” We are not looking for a specific answer but rather using the question as a method of experiential investigation.

    Read much more here -

    Let's Get Curious! - Mindful

    If that aint enough - at one stage I accidentally searched for this - mindfulness curiosity - rather than the mindful.org site ... off to do a spot of exploring!

    Enjoy the rest of your browsing

    :)
     
  2. Jeremiah Ames

    Jeremiah Ames Active Member

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    i read the linked article

    i find the concepts quite interesting, but trying to apply them may be a challenge
     
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