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Entanglement and its Antidote, Detachment

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Our ability to enjoy our lives and relationships reflect our habits — habits that reflect our personal history, family and cultural traditions and our entanglements. Getting caught up in the tangle of emotions inherent in family relationships and trying to control outcomes can harm us and the people we love.

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The Key To An Effortless Life | PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement

The Key To An Effortless Life | PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement | skillful means for conscious living | Scoop.it

Buddhism teaches a simple truth: suffering comes from attachment, and the end of attachment is the end of suffering. So whenever you can feel yourself feeling bad, you know you’ve become attached to something. Something matters to you.

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Evidence Supports Health Benefits of 'Mindfulness-Based Practices'

Specific types of "mindfulness practices" including Zen meditation have research-proven benefits for patients with certain physical and mental health problems, according to a report in the July Journal of Psychiatric Practice.

The review focused on three techniques:
• Zen meditation, a Buddhist spiritual practice that involves the practice of developing mindfulness by meditation, typically focusing on awareness of breathing patterns.
• Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), a secular method of using Buddhist mindfulness, combining meditation with elements of yoga and education about stress and coping strategies.
• Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), which combines MBSR with principles of cognitive therapy (for example, recognizing and disengaging from negative thoughts) to prevent relapse of depression.

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