The attitudinal factors of mindfulness “constitute the major pillars of mindfulness practice” according to Jon Kabat-Zinn in his book Full Catastrophe Living. How we practice may be even more important than the practice itself. We can create fertile ground in which mindfulness can best grow by setting an intention to think, feel and behave in particular ways. Adopting these viewpoints supports a mindfulness practice and the reverse is also true; with consistent practice these attitudes are cultivated naturally. Click the links below to learn more about the various attitudes of mindfulness.
Gina Biegel, author and creator of the Stressed Teens program, also includes: compassion, authenticity, curiosity, empathy, loving-kindness, not knowing, being vs. doing, openness, forgiveness, equanimity and respect.
All things are ready, if our mind be so.
― William Shakespeare, Henry V