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Very good introduction to mindfulness but...
on 11 January 2018
I think books like this need to define what they mean by 'your experience' as newcomers may not be aware. It refers to the INTERNAL experience: thoughts, feelings, sensations, etc.
I am also not sure that attempts at demarcating the driven-doing mode from the doing mode takes us very far and it isn't very well-defined, either.
The book also says that 'rumination turns to do the doing mode to fix sadness...' but I think the better view is that rumination is a product of the doing mode.
On p134 the book also uses the example of someone being mistreated and says that we don't have to allow that, when we talk of allowing things to be as they are, we are talking about emotions. I wholly disagree. In mindfulness we accept EVERYTHING. This means that we see things as they are and accept that they are as they are. With thoughts and emotions we don't try to change them. But we most certainly CAN work to change external world. The authors would have been more accurate saying that we don't have to tolerate being mistreated.
These are small points but I think books for people new to the discipline need to be spot-on else people can become despondent if things don't make perfect sense. This is how I felt when I took up mindfulness, anyway. And it can be esoteric at times and things like this don't help.