Friday, March 6, 2009

What is mindfulness practice?

Interesting blog post by New York Times Judith Warner about Buddhist mindfulness practice, and how it gets (mis)interpreted in the West as becoming bland/blank/boring/fake. I agree with some of the comments much more than the author, especially commenter #11: "What I care about is simply letting my honest reactions come out as they arise in the moment, each moment, and discovering who I am as an unfolding story in my life instead of a scripting part in my head. I hope this is making sense."

1 comment:

  1. yes, interesting. I find mindfulness practice is much more difficult than sitting meditation, even. Staying aware all day of what ACTUALLY is, rather than our story about it, is pretty interesting (and hard). Thanks for the reminder...