mindfulness definitionClients often ask: “What is mindfulness?” Most of the time I avoid the fool’s business of providing definitions. Definitions finalize. Descriptions leave the subject open to futher descriptions.

– So, what is mindfulness?

Here’s a description (one of hundreds):

When you stop filtering What Is (i.e. Reality) into important and unimportant, relevant and irrelevant, all of a sudden: everything is indescribably important, everything is indescribably relevant.

Is the swaying of this tree over here important?

–  Yes.


–   Unimportant.

What about the non-swaying of that tree over there, is that too relevant?

–   Yes.


–   Irrelevant.

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