What is Mindfulness?

by Ruthie on April 27, 2010

Mindfulness is the aware, balanced acceptance of the present experience.
It isn’t more complicated that that.
It is opening to or receiving the present moment,
pleasant or unpleasant,
just as it is,
without either clinging to it or rejecting it.

-Sylvia Boorstein

Sylvia Boorstein is one of the founding teachers of Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Northern California (where she has taught meditation for fifteen years).  Her books are many.  My favorite title…“Happiness is an Inside Job: Practicing for a Joyful Life.”

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