Monday, November 24, 2014


When I'm asked what Mindfulness is, I'm often tempted to offer a nicely parcelled definition, courtesy of Wikipedia or some other font of wisdom.

But I've realised over the years that it's easier to tell people what it's not, rather than what it is.

So here goes...

Mindfulness is not:
  • concentrating on an idea
  • getting rid of all thoughts
  • complicated
  • about transcendental experiences
  • religious
  • withdrawing from the world

Having said all of that, since Mindfulness is an experience, it's usually best to be it (or try it or do it) rather than talk and think about it. 

After all, there'd be little point in describing the taste of a strawberry if there's one sitting on your plate.

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