"In the end we will conserve only what we love; we will love only what we understand; and we will understand only what we are taught. " (Baba Dioum, 1968.)

Mindfulness advises you  not  to  implant  feelings that  you  don’t  really  have  or  avoid  feelings that  you have If  you  are  miserable  you  are  miserable;  that  is the  reality, that  is what  is happening, so  confront  that. Look  it  square  in the  eye  without  flinching. When you  are  having a  bad  time, examine  that  experience, observe  it  mindfully, study  the phenomenon and  learn its  mechanics. The  way  out  of  a  trap  is to  study  the  trap  itself, learn  how it  is built. You  do  this by  taking the  thing apart  piece  by  piece. The  trap  can’t  trap  you  if  it  has been taken to  pieces.  The  result  is  freedom.”Bhante Henepola  Gunaratana, Mindfulness  in Plain English

Love is the Pure Attention to the Existence of Other

to study the self is to let the self go, to let the self go is to become intimate with all things