This book shows how we can move beyond secular mindfulness and
compassion techniques to the cultivation of insight—seeing into and
thereby becoming free of the repetitive thinking that keeps us trapped
in cycles of suffering. Most books in the secular mindfulness tradition
stop with mindfulness and self-compassion but do little to uncover the
root causes of our suffering. Drawing on both Buddhist analyses of mind
and current findings in psychology and neuroscience, the book explains
how our thinking becomes fixed and routinized through our engaging with
unconscious preferences and reactions. Through the cultivation of
insight, we can disentangle ourselves from these patterns, which leads
to greater equanimity, freedom, and compassion.
307 pages. Paperback.