I just came across this excerpt adapted from Dr. Ronald Alexander’s book, Wise Mind, Open Mind: Finding Purpose and Meaning in Times of Crisis, Loss, and Change (New Harbinger Publications, 2009). I will have to check his book out!
In the meantime, this excerpt provides a great summary of four myths about using mindfulness practices. It discusses these mindfulness myths in terms of resistance. If you are feeling resistant about seeking mindfulness and implementing your own practice, Dr. Alexander’s writing may help to dispel the myths that contribute to your resistance and may pave the way for mindful living. He suggests that resistance is the result of “buying into” one of the myths.
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