How to Live Mindfully (Part Two)

I wrote last time about the first way of practicing mindfulness that the Buddha had taught: mindfulness of the body. This is the foundation of all effective mindfulness practice. The second way of practicing mindfulness taught by the Buddha is mindfulness of feelings. Feelings is a word with many meanings in English. We use it to refer to everything from emotion to sensation. But the Buddha had something quite specific in mind. What he meant by it is noticing the quality of your experiencing, whether sight, sound, taste, smell, touch, or thought. Specifically, feelings here means noticing whether what you are experiencing is pleasant, unpleasant, or neutral. Noticing the quality of o

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