Reflections for “A Definitive Definition of Mindfulness“

by | Jan 14, 2024 | Buddhism.net Blog

The post titled A Definitive Definition of Mindfulness is now up on Buddhism for All. Angela from the Buddhism.net team reflected on it, and invites you to do so too.

🌕 Angela’s Reflections:

If our object of mindfulness is the breath, then when we cultivate mindfulness of the breath, it will include all of the aspects such as: close attention, present-moment awareness, clear insight and wisdom to penetrate into reality. There is awareness when the mind wanders away from the breath. There is an awareness that remembers the breath, and then collects the mind back onto the breath. We do this continuously, moment-to-moment. What is meditation? Meditation is not belly gazing, spacing out, doing nothing, or indulging in the proliferation of thoughts.  Meditation is continuous, unbroken awareness

🌱 Journal Reflection Prompts for You:

  • 📝 The best way to understand what is written is actually to practice it. Go through our curated guided meditation section and start the practice of Right Mindfulness. 

  • 📝 Do you already practice mindfulness? What is your understanding of mindfulness before reading this post? How is it different now?

  • 📝 What is your key insight or takeaway from this post?


Featured image, an AI-generated artwork, by Angela Ho.

Angela

Extra Ordinary human bean, sharing union of Zen (or Chan 禪) timelessness x tech boundlessness. 5 years spiritual sabbatical. Who is Angela? What's her story?

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