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- Inclination to be mindful or aware.
- (Buddhism, psychology) Paying attention on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgementally.
- 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, 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:
- 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.
awareness — see awareness
inclination to be mindful or aware
paying attention on purpose in the present moment
mindfulness f (invariable)
mindfulness m (uncountable)