Different meanings of the term upādāna – Etymology and three notions: "Grasping", "Identification" and "fuel".
Four statements and their psychology:
"I am right; I am competent"
"I know the right technique"
Mindfulness brings a powerful quality of presence to our encounter with experience. By cultivating deep presence we meet life below the level of superficial concepts. We disentangle the mind from the story of self. More than charisma or social skills, deep presence implies a profound way of being which brings our momentary encounters into the immediate present.