Sometimes I wish there was another word for mindfulness, as if it was caught up in thinking or having only positive thoughts. The practice of mindfulness is much deeper and yet simpler: we simply observe whatever arises: an event, an emotion, an action, or a thought. Other variations, such as “heartfulness,” are equally limiting, so I tend to rest on a straightforward description of what I practice: sitting with the breath. Or walking with attention. Or wakeful driving. The point here is to pay attention to “what is,” to be fully present to life as it arises in this moment. What arises may be a thought or a feeling or something unpleasant or a momentary delight. I invite you to notice this moment and all that follows. Be there.
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