I study hybrid offline/online communities.
When I meet someone new, I want to discover their ancient name.
With mindfulness meditation, you are observing in this case a feeling without like or dislike, that’s the idea, without judging it so to speak. You’re observing it you know, kind of objectively. And as a result it, it doesn’t control your thoughts.
And it is part of Buddhist thought, quite explicitly, that our feelings are not reliable guides to reality, in a sense. They’re not entirely trustworthy.