Is there a name for Buddhism and Stoicism?
Like there is a name for Taoism or Christianism?
In a sense, there is a lesson about ‘isms’.
In a sense, there’s a lesson in naming people, places and things.
Another way of expressing this tendency to identify and express is called belief.
In no way is this intended as a ranking or measure of a belief.
Yet, we all hold on to things with our mind.
Mindfulness is sometimes described as being present in the ‘here and now’.
Like Meditation is like learning to be aware without creating a belief or person, place or thing.
I am sure there are equally more valid ways to describe the use of these practices that help us use impressions in Buddhism, Stoicism, Taoism, and Christianism, or any ‘ism’.
Language itself has a way of impressing certain ‘ways’ upon those who read, write, speak and use the impressions of language.
The mind is a wonderful part of ourselves that can be taught ways that help us do harm to ourselves or others.
We even dwell upon our senses and being to some degree.
Yet, all these ways are steeped in a mystery that can misdirect the primary purpose: to learn how to be well.
The is a description not an indictment.