Reflections on the Practice of the Third Foundation of Mindfulness


  1. For the first week of the next month, pay particular attention to the mindstates you experience. See if you can cultivate a neutral and objective relationship to the different states of mind as they arise and pass.
  2. For the second week, notice the movements of mind that wants—what is the construct in the mind about this? How do you experience wanting in the body?
  3. For the third week, notice the movement of the mind that is aversive—what story are you believing in? How do you experience the aversion in the body?
  4. For the fourth week, notice when you are confused, lose clarity, feel ungrounded or are spaced out. What happens when you start to notice this mind state? What are the conditions that typically allow this mind state to arise? How do you experience it in the body?

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