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Unformatted text preview: , lessons learned, deeper philosophy on life, closer relationships, clarification of priorities, gratitude for other blessings, etc) - we tend to be particularly unaware that we are thinking virtually all the time, the incessant stream of thoughts flowing through our minds leaves us very littler room for ourselves anyway just to be, without having to run around doing things all the time. - Jon Kabat-Zinn The ABCD Process Adversity (or Activating Event) Beliefs that automatically follow Consequences that usually occur Disputing beliefs (Different perspective) Mindfulness (an open non-evaluative, non-reactive present moment focus of attention) - paying attention to yourself and becoming aware of your experience -> being accepting is an active process - share s much in common with CBT (open, Present-moment focus, gaining of insight through self-observation) - but a key difference is that it is non-evaluative, non-reactive, therefore one doesn't try to solve one's problems - push away negative thoughts/emotions and welcome positive thoughts/emotions - think about control of attention as a root of well-being The Hidden Neurology of "Doing Nothing" - how could just observing and accepting your negativities, your problems your issues and your various demons, possibly be helpful? - 1) decentering 2) cultivating security though social circuitry via acceptance 3) cultivating courage and resilience through the practice of tolerating the self… - think of what happens in the act of accepting and "turning towards" the darkness inside yourself...not to indulge it, but simply to face it and acknowledge its existence (and see what it has to teach you about yourself) -> darkness is your candle - the "doing mode" v.s "the being mode" - through practice, a non-evaluative, nonreactive associative network can be built, a new habit of thought can be developed, and a new type of conscious experience can begin to developed (open, spacious, relaxed, aware, and courageous) 1) nasty world -> catastrophe environmentalism 2) degraded world -> current environmentalism 3) happy sustainable world -> traditional environmentalism - The challenge: we have to speed things up, change has to be much quickly - what we have now in society is money $$$ between the people and decision maker (government) MONEY VS. PEOPLE - currently, there is no way we can adequately respond to current environmental challenges - dissent is necessary...
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