Thursday, March 20, 2008

It's Easy to Become Confused

From Happiness is An Inside Job, by Sylvia Boorstein

"It's incredibly easy to become confused. The mind becomes overwhelmed--by a challenge or its impulsive response to a challenge--and becomes confused, misreads what's happening, and frightens itself.

Mindfulness doesn't erase confusion as much as it notices it and dissolves, or at least reduces, the fear about it. As fear lessens, misperceptions begin to correct themselves. And opportunities for correction--which, allowing myself a slight pun, are also opportunities for connection."

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