The Buddha's teaching addresses the problem in life. Thoughts themselves are not the problem, rather the greed, hate and delusion bound up in the thought. A personal story exploring how to unbind ourselves from these conditions that cause us pain.
The magic of mindfulness is how it weakens unwholesome (akusala) states of suffering and strengthens wholesome (kusala) states of well-being. This talk explains this process of alchemy: how greed, hatred and delusion are trnsformed into generosity, loving-kindness and wisdom.