from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. awareness
- n. inclination to be mindful or aware
- n. paying attention on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgementally
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or quality of being mindful; attention; needfulness; intention; purpose.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the trait of staying aware of (paying close attention to) your responsibilities
Google the word "mindfulness" and there are around 13,600,000 entries.
i'm aware of the role that the term mindfulness plays in psychology and buddhist teachings.
Though "mindfulness" is used as a term in western Buddhism, the word they chose when they were translating from Japanese, Chinese, Hindu, Vietnamese and whatever all hodgepodge of ideas were eventually described in English, "mindfulness," is an English word over 800 years old.
Several studies show an impact on the Anterior Cingulate Cortex, or ACC, of even short-term mindfulness training.
Since we don't know where this mindfulness is coming from, there's no reason at all to conclude it is from outside nature.
July 2nd, 2010 at 7: 51 pm don provan: Since we don't know where this mindfulness is coming from, there's no reason at all to conclude it is from outside nature.
The third important step toward mindfulness is preparation.
I think for a mindfulness dummy like myself, the easier way to approach mindfulness is through the concept of mental space.
As mentioned earlier, the technique usually prescribed for this is known as mindfulness.
What message would you like people who come to the event -- whether they have breast cancer, are survivors, or are people who are interested in mindfulness and meditation -- what message would you like them to take away with them?