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In Other News...choosing an electric shock over mindfulness

by Kestrel Slocombe
July 8, 2014
Tue, 07/08/2014 - 16:40 -- Kestrel Slocombe
  • Dharma Connect: A Shocker -- We Don't Like to Be Alone with Our Thoughts - Researchers at the University of Virginia found that two-thirds of men and one-quarter of women were so averse to sitting with only their thoughts for 15 minutes that they chose to administer an electric shock to themselves that they'd previously said they would pay to avoid after first experiencing it. (The Interdependence Project)
  • How do you deal with difficult habitual patterns? Shambhala Sun wants to hear from you. It’s question time, and the subject is difficult thoughts, emotions, and patterns that arise in your life: What are they? How do you experience them? And how do you work with them — from habits to compulsions to feelings like worry, anxiety, and aversion?  Follow the link to submit your answers.

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