Philosophy TuesdayMay 17, 2016
This is a philosophical statement. It is intended to spark thinking and examining.
Mindfulness is the first practice for many philosophical traditions.
Even a Jedi begins by cultivating mindfulness.
What is mindfulness? What does it mean to be mindful?
Here’s what I’ve gotten for myself.
Mindfulness is a state of mind, a state of active, open attention to the present.
That is why it is also sometimes called, simply, “being present.”
It is a way of viewing and experiencing the world.
Mindfulness is living in the moment, moment-to-moment.
Mindfulness is being aware of what’s so, in reality, before you.
Mindfulness is awakening to experience.
Mindfulness is being aware of your current body sensations.
Mindfulness is being aware of and observing your thoughts and feelings and emotions and mental states without judging them, and without becoming them.
Mindfulness is distinguishing between these internal states, and what’s so.
Mindfulness is awakening to your true, authentic, voice.
Mindfulness is distinguishing your true, authentic voice from your automatic actions and reactions and thoughts and views and truths.
Mindfulness is about choice.
Mindfulness is about being available.
Mindfulness takes practice.
Mindfulness is wonderful.