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Why It’s So Hard To Practice Mindfulness In The Midst Of Terrorism

An edition of People magazine at the newsstand with the cover titled, “Faces of Orlando” caught my eye. Each victim was listed with a brief bio describing who they personally were. I teetered on wanting to know more about each of the victims and not wanting to know more about each of them. I was fearful that if I “knew” them, my pain would intensify and I would perseverate over each and every one of them. They would each have an identity I could refer to — a name, a picture and a profound story. I wasn’t sure whether I wanted to get that intimate, and as a result of that knowledge, I was concerned how that would emotionally impact me. Read featured blog on Huffington Post

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