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Has mindfulness lost that loving feeling?

PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2015 2:35 pm
by Onthe1
The headspace app has been very useful for me however there is one aspect that I find slightly uncomfortable and it’s the distinct lack of references to love and loving kindness. The relationship pack goes all around it but sometimes, it seems to me, quite obviously avoids using the terms. My question is why?

Having talked to a couple of friends about it they think that in leaving out love and loving kindness mindfulness generally and Headspace in particular, is ensuring a clear difference from religion which will provide reassurance for those of us weary of organised religion. Whilst I see separateness from religion and religious concepts as a valid point, I don’t see love as a specifically Buddhist or religious concept and I wonder what others think.