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MAKING SENSE  OF MINDFULNESS

In case you haven’t noticed over the past five years or so MINDFULNESS has taken the country by storm! It’s more popular than Trump in a red state or free shipping. You hear terms like “life changing”  or “It’s a whole new way of living.”  Whatever you’ve heard, it’s fair to say that MINDFULNESS has become a “New Wave” in many areas of our lives. Countless formal studies and first-person reports have led to its broader acceptance by many, This popularity is driven by leaders and practitioners in such diverse areas as:

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The goal for going online with the STOP - LOOK - LISTEN & ACT web site is two-fold. The first is an attempt to bridge the significant differences between the practice  of mindfulness in our Western world and those practitioner’s who follow the more traditional Buddhist way. The second goal is to offer opportunities to explore, learn and apply the Buddhist approach to mindfulness. There is no better way to achieve both goals than to facilitate DIALOGUE. In order to accomplish this we offer the following under

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The traditional ways of mindfulness as taught in Buddhism do not fit well with our Western view of life. Why? We are taught to think positive about our world, to see opportunity in our life. All that we have been taught is diametrically opposite to the Buddhist world view. Where you and I strive to add “things” into our life, the way of the Buddha teaches that over indulgence and lusting after  external things is at the heart of human suffering. The way out from under human suffering involves a lifetime of practicing mindfulness. Below are illustrations of this Buddhist approach.

AUTHENTIC MINDFULNESS!

 Have you ever wondered what mindfulness is all about?

 How I can learn to apply it in my life?

 What’s with this Buddhism thing?

 Is it for real?

If you answered yes to any of the above, our site will try to answer these and other questions. As the first Buddha taught; The truth about ourselves are found in the questions we ask. You’re invited to bring your own questions111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111

WHO AM I and WHY SHOULD YOU PAY ANY ATTENTION TO  ME?

Hi, and welcome. I’m Jim Aldrich and as a retired social worker/minister, I am dedicated to offering you the opportunity to experience the “right” life. A life lived by following your personal values. Over the past 12 years I have studied, shared and experienced the approach known as MINDFULNESS.  It is this joyful work that I share with you here on this web site and in my just published guide, “STOP-LOOK-LISTEN & ACT - Your guide to the origin of MINDFULNESS: BUDDHISM” It is my sincere hope that you may also find the personal power as taught by the first Buddha.