CHARACTERISTICS OF SECURE ATTACHMENT
Followed by the correlating meditations that are suggested.
1. A coherent thinking process – Right View; Mindfulness
2. Thinking about thinking – Investigating Self-generated Emotion
3. Seeing the value of attachment – Right View
4. Ease with expressions of self – Investigating Self-generated Emotion; Equanimity Practice
5. Clear manifestation of self – Equanimity Practices; Heart Practices
6. Forgiveness of self and others – Forgiveness Practice
7. Compassion – Heart Practices; Equanimity Practice
8. Balance/sense of humor – Present Moment Awareness
9. Recognizing different views of same experience – Heart Practices
10. Recognizing the effects of conditioning – Right View; Mindfulness
11. Seeing clearly what happened without minimizing negative effects – Heart Practices; Mindfulness
12. Authentic – Heart Practices; Mindfulness
13. Flexible – Heart Practices; Mindfulness
14. Generous – Generosity Practice; Heart Practices
Begin to meditate all the time. Deepen your attunement. Focus and sync up to the human exchange that is happening.
Detail from a temple in Myanmar (Burma) (photo by George Haas)
George visiting an orphanage in Dalla, Yangon, Myanmar (Burma). (photo by Janusz Welin)
Every day, every week, every month, every year - just sit more!
Begin to meditate all the time. With others, deepen your attunement. Focus on their eyes, sync up to the human exchange that is happening.
George discusses his own path to sobriety - a journey he began 38 years ago, which ultimately led to meditation. If you or somebody you care about is dealing with addiction, meditation is a valuable tool worth exploring.
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