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Equanimity, Mindfulness and Politics

Equanimity, Mindfulness and Politics

Jul 8, 2019-- While contemporary society praises the benefits of mindfulness in domains from schools to workplaces, open, non-judgmental awareness is far from a panacea for solving the world's most pressing dilemmas. Individuals and nations remain divided on the issues that define us. "Are we really creating individuals who can focus on improving their capacities for engagement and mediation while simultaneously pushing back against the wider socio-economic decline that surrounds them?" asks Joey Weber. In this article from Open Democracy, Weber suggests that what's missing from our economic and political frameworks is the cultivation of equanimity. With greater equanimity, he argues, mindfulness turns increasingly towards the needs of others. Read more to learn how approaching our differences with patience and non-reactivity can lead to more promising outcomes. (4046 reads)

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