Already Free: Buddhism Meets Psychotherapy on the Path of by Bruce Tift, Tami Simon

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By Bruce Tift, Tami Simon

Why are an increasing number of psychotherapists embracing meditation perform, whereas such a lot of Buddhists are exploring psychology? "Both psychology and Buddhism search to supply freedom from suffering," explains Bruce Tift, "yet each one deals a very varied method for achieving this goal." In Already Free, Tift opens a clean and provocative discussion among those profound views at the human condition.

Tift finds how psychotherapy's "Developmental" strategy of knowing the best way our early life wounds form our grownup selves either contradicts and helps the "Fruitional" method of Buddhism, which tells us that the liberty we search is often to be had. during this research, he uncovers insights for connecting with actual event, liberating behaviors that not serve us, improving our relations, and extra. "When we use the Western and jap methods together," writes Bruce Tift, "they may also help us open to all of life-its richness, its disturbances, and its inherent completeness."

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Over time, you may want to increase your practice to fifteen, twenty, or thirty minutes. Find a quiet place with minimal distraction. Sit down in whatever posture feels upright, awake, and comfortable enough to not call attention to any bodily tension or pain. Maintain a sense of open curiosity and awareness. If you become fascinated with some drama or dialogue, return to your breathing as a way to return to embodied immediacy. Practice with a sense of nothing to accomplish, only appreciating your irresolvable and unending stream of experiencing.

PRACTICING AWARENESS The title of this section is actually misleading. We are simply out of conscious participation with it most of the time. When we look back from the fruitional perspective, we see that these practices were never going to “cause” anything to happen. They somehow create an environment in which a shift of perception, an increasing capacity to be aware of awareness, is more likely to arise. Most spiritual path work involves practices that are intended to do exactly this: to invite more conscious participation with what is already true.

It’s not space, but it’s like space. More precisely, our experience of awareness is like our experience of space. Space accommodates everything. Its nature is openness without conditions. Space can accommodate an airplane, a butterfly, pollution, clouds, the earth, anything. That said, we can never actually get a hold of space itself. It goes out into empty space without any agenda. Similarly, awareness is said to be without bias. We’re just as aware of feeling happy as we are of feeling sad; we’re just as aware of being healthy as we are of dying.

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