Mindful meditation: Not the solution…


A new wave of research on meditation shows that mindfulness-based treatments can effectively treat everything from depression to autoimmune disease to post-traumatic stress order. But mindfulness can also help the nearly 24 million Americans struggling with drug and alcohol addiction to find lasting recovery, according to some experts. [1]

The practice of Mindfulness involves being aware moment-to-moment, of one’s subjective conscious experience from a first-person perspective. When practicing mindfulness, one becomes aware of one’s “stream of consciousness”. [2] In each session, there’s a meditation practice as well as a practice with different cognitive and behavioral skills – for example, noticing what kind of problematic thoughts might arise, and actually writing them down and becoming familiar with them. It’s about practicing very applied skills for day-to-day living. [1]

But is conscious thinking the answer? Do we need more of mindfulness to tackle our problems? Or is thinking what is actually the SOURCE of the problems in the first place?

Life and death are not what we think they are. We are inherently immortal and yet we worry about stop being. As if Being is related to blood flowing through veins or piles of meat (“humans” they call them) moving here and there. Through our way of thinking we have ridiculed every notion of Existence, we have forgotten Philosophy and now our answer is more… thinking?

Think about it.

Stop thinking about it.

Author: skakos

Spiros Kakos is a thinker located in Greece. He has been Chief Editor of Harmonia Philosophica since its inception. In the past he has worked as a senior technical advisor for many years. In his free time he develops software solutions and contributes to the open source community. He has also worked as a phD researcher in the Advanced Materials sector related to the PCB industry. He likes reading and writting, not only philosophy but also in general. He believes that science and religion are two sides of the same coin and is profoundly interested in Religion and Science philosophy. His philosophical work is mainly concentrated on an effort to free thinking of "logic" and reconcile all philosophical opinions under the umbrella of the "One" that Parmenides - one of the first thinkers - visualized. The "Harmonia Philosophica" articles program is the tool that will accomplish that. Life's purpose is to be defeated by greater things. And the most important things in life are illogical. We must fight the dogmatic belief in "logic" if we are to stay humans... Credo quia absurdum!

One thought on “Mindful meditation: Not the solution…”

  1. Isn’t wanting to live forever rather…selfish?
    I used to be scared of not existing until I realized the acceptance of non-existence is probably the most spiritual thing anyone can do.
    What is also of my interest is where do our thoughts come from. It’s almost as they come from…nothing! Can nothing really exist or it just forms into something complex spontaneously?
    Maybe we are nothing observing itself?

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