Mindfulness has a downside?

naval gazing

I always cringe, just a little, when I hear someone speak seriously about "mindfulness".

What they are saying makes sense. It is important to be present in, well, the present—rather than the past, the future, or some story inbetween. But there is often another layer of meaning in their serious talk, often unconscious, that can easily slide down the slippery slope towards narcissism, self-involvement, and a kind of spiritual hoarding.

We tried to talk about this in the "4th Chapter" of the coloring book: the whole point of embodiment is to increase your capacity for connection and resonance with others.

Take a look at this recent Washington Post article by Thomas Joiner and see what you think about where things might go wrong. I'd love to hear your thoughts.

xo,
Amy

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