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—“Could you please explain what “mindfulness” means in practice?”—Richard Hall

In current vernacular, in psychology, the personality trait ‘neuroticism’ refers to tendency for anxiety, fear, moodiness, worry, envy, frustration, jealousy, and loneliness.

In the current vernacular in cognitive science, psychosis and solipsism and ‘sensitivity’ refer to the feminine bias of inability to insulate self from perception. (Opposite of the masculine bias: analytic, aspie, autistic.)

Use of ritual, repetition, regularity, familiarity, training whether physical verbal mental or situational – which today we call ‘cognitive behavioral therapy’ trains the mind to retain context rather than be continuously interrupted by inputs – particularly social inputs.

The origin of organize ritual religion is the use of social and individual, prayer (christianity), movement (islam/christianity), cognitive ritual (buddhism), ritual( east asian), and discrete roles and responsibilities (hindu), to provide mindfulness.

Of the methods that are most beneficial and least harmful ita ppears that stoicism (self authoring) is the optimum method of achieving this through life planning, since it depends upop precisely zero falsehoods, and CBT is use only therapeutically.

Ergo History (myth), Biography (heroes), Festival (feast/holiday), Education (church), Oath (Ritual), Stoicism (self authoring), and cognitive behavioral therapy (repair), constitute the non-false equivalent of religion (for simple people) for the modern world (those of us no longer simple).

To do so this program requires relative homogeneity of a polity.

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