Mindfulness is the aware, balanced acceptance of the present experience. It isn't more complicated that that. It is opening to or recieving the present moment, pleasant or unpleasant, just as it is, without either clinging to it or rejecting it.
James's comment: Mindfulness is really the key to one's liberation in my mind. Receiving the present moment and not clinging or rejecting it sounds easy doesn't it? However, it really is quite difficult for us at times. We love to make things much harder for ourselves and cling and/or reject to the present moment because we get a pay off being a "victim." It feeds the ego and it only makes us less peaceful in the end.
-Peace to all beings-
Sunday, October 09, 2005
Posted by They call him James Ure at 10:28 AM