On (Mindfully) Contradicting Myself

“One is fruitful only at the cost of being rich in contradictions.”
Friedrich Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols, Or, How to Philosophize With the Hammer

This morning, after finishing my morning meditation, I realized that I was going to need to contradict myself about something. I realized that as a mindfulness practitioner, even after many years of practice, I am still having a plethora of insights along the way. As a writer and instructor of mindfulness I do feel like it is my responsibility to continue to share these insights with those of you who are wanting to deepen your mindfulness practice.

So even though “I thought” that the last post was going to be the final mindfulness post that I would send out for awhile- I will be continuing to write about and self-publish various insights (and challenges) that I have with regards mindfulness practice as they arise.

My hope is that this will help to support and accelerate your own practice of mindfulness.

Mindfulness= the awareness that arises when you are paying attention, on purpose in the present moment, non-judgmentally. In this moment see if you can pay attention, on purpose to your breathing, sounds, sensations in your body (this present moment). Notice where you are at, internally and externally. Hang out here for as long as possible and just let all of that mental chatter come and go through your awareness. Like releasing a bunch of birds from their cage and into the sky. When you notice you have been hijacked by the useless mental chatter- just non-judgmentally come back to this more present centered space. Again and again.


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