Mindful VS Introspection

March 15, 2021 | By pkelley | Filed in: Discussion.


[ˌintrəˈspekSH(ə)n] NOUN

  1. the examination or observation of one’s own mental and emotional processes. “quiet introspection can be extremely valuable”

mindful [ˈmīn(d)fəl] ADJECTIVE

  1. conscious or aware of something. “we can be more mindful of the energy we use to heat our homes”

Mindfulness teaches us to pay attention to our

  • thoughts
  • feelings
  • surroundings

Psychologists (experts) have sounded the alarm.

The practice of deep breathing while thinking by amateurs aka Mindful (meditation) can cause adverse psychological effects due to crass commercialization, deceptive marketing and balls-out abuse.

Just when we thought it was safe to enter the Mindful meditation tsunami aka

  • Yoga without the skin suits
  • the annoying positions
  • Rolling around on the floor struggling to regain the upright position

…with poise.

“…the biggest concern among my co-authors and I is that people will give up on mindfulness and/or meditation because they try it and it doesn’t work as promised,” says Van Dam.


Reminder, Mindfulness is the act of paying attention to our thoughts, feelings and surroundings.

What is there to give up? There’s nothing actually tangible, Mindfulness is a concept, a mnemonic ritual to help associate something more meaningful to replace something less meaningful such as a bad habit.

just wait till we start calling it Introspection (soul searching) again. https://getpocket.com/explore/item/psychologists-express-growing-concern-with-mindfulness-meditation

Psychology Options

Abstinence is Not the only Option





It Takes Just 11 Minutes of Mindfulness to Cut Back on Your Drinking


https://www.mindful.org/about-mindful/ Not a psychiatrist, psychologist or Cognitive therapist to be found. Quite a few Yoga instructors.




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