Clients 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?
What about the non-swaying of that tree over there, is that too relevant?
Birch trees photo available from Shutterstock
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Last reviewed: 21 Dec 2012