You Don’t Understand Mindfulness Until You Understand This One Thing

Until you understand this key distinction, you won’t be getting the full benefit of mindfulness, or understanding its very real limitations.

Not Just Attention

Mindfulness is usually defined in terms of paying attention (e.g. “paying attention to the present moment”) but this leads to confusion and inconsistencies.

For one thing, it is impossible to pay attention to “the present moment”, which consists of an impossibly vast amount of data from our senses, only a tiny percentage of which we are able to pay attention to at any one time.… Read the rest “You Don’t Understand Mindfulness Until You Understand This One Thing”