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The 7 Attitudes of Mindfulness

Presenter:

Dr. Jon Kabat Zin

Time:

2:29

Summary

Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn's insights into mindfulness unveil a transformative journey of self-discovery and connection. By embracing attitudes like acceptance, non-striving, and beginner's mind, individuals can cultivate a profound awareness that transcends judgment and fosters a deeper understanding of themselves and the world around them.

Transcript

The cultivation of mindfulness of moment to moment non judgmental awareness is really, itsounds very simple, but it's actually just about the hardest work in the world for human beings.


Because we get so caught up in our conditioned states of mind. And when we begin to cultivate awareness, it's really important to bring a certain attitudinal approach to it. So that we're not trying to force anything to happen or sit in a kind of rigid posture, or attain some special state that will, you know, that we sort of think, ah, that's what it is, I'll be enlightened, or I'll just be permanently wise, or I'll be this or I'll be that the problem isn't actually with the enlightenment, or the permanently wise or anything like that. The problem is with the personal pronouns, I, me and mine, and they are very, very problematic, because who we think we are, and who we actually are, are very different.

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