During the “Exploring the Impact of Contemplative Practices on Self and Students” retreat last week at Pierce Cedar Creek Institute — which, incidentally, was a fabulous space for the retreat — faculty from GVSU and FSU worked together to gain consensus on the meanings of couple of words. I provide here a few of the definitions of “mindfulness” that were proposed:
>> Attention and awareness to the present moment without judgment;
>> Full awareness of the present moment;
>> Paying attention in the present moment without judgment; and
>> Deliberate awareness of the moment without judgment.
And here’s a little lagniappe:
From: Doug Neill
From: psychalive.org (Here’s an interview with Jon Kabat-Zinn)