We published a new article on the site Everyday Mindfulness. Here is an excerpt:
"...attempting to control what kind of thoughts you have is an exercise in futility. That’s why there are so many self-improvement books – new ones keep coming out because the old ones don’t work. And, people keep buying them hoping they will finally discover the secret. But, the new books usually re-package the same ineffective concepts.
It’s a profitable business – in a 2013 study, Marketdata Enterprises estimated the self-improvement market to be over $10 billion/year. And, that’s just in the United States.
There is no secret to be discovered in those billions of dollars worth of resources though. They all focus on changing the content of your mind, but the content doesn’t matter. It’s like treating the symptoms while ignoring the root cause.
The 'root cause' is our minds themselves, and what matters is that we stop blindly following them wherever they lead."
Go to Everyday Mindfulness to read the rest. And while your there, visit their forums for great discussion on mindfulness-related topics.
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