mindfulness

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

mindful +‎ -ness

Noun[edit]

mindfulness (countable and uncountable, plural mindfulnesses)

  1. Awareness.
  2. Inclination to be mindful or aware.
  3. (Buddhism, psychology) Paying attention on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgementally.
  4. A form of secular meditation practice with roots in Buddhist meditation.
    • 2013 November 1, David Hochman, “Mindfulness: Getting Its Share of Attention”, in The New York Times[1], ISSN 0362-4331:
      Thich Nhat Hanh, the Vietnamese Buddhist leader who introduced mindfulness to Westerners (Google got first dibs on him as a guest speaker), once said, “The most precious gift we can offer anyone is our attention.”
    • 2014 June 30, Anna North, “The Mindfulness Backlash”, in New York Times Op-Talk[2]:
      This vogue is in part due to the real benefits of mindfulness, a form of attention and awareness often (but not always) achieved through meditation or yoga. It’s a trend for a reason. But its increasing application to every situation under the sun has some people concerned.

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English mindfulness.

Noun[edit]

mindfulness f (invariable)

  1. (psychology, neologism) mindfulness

Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

mindfulness m (uncountable)

  1. mindfulness