Creativity is a highly valued quality that has fueled the solutions to some of our most pressing problems and sparked wonderful innovations that make our lives more enjoyable and less difficult. Research is demonstrating that mindfulness may enhance creativity through a number of mechanisms of action.
The word ignorance has a very negative connotation, but it really is just a state of unawareness – of not knowing. We all experience it at different times and in various aspects of our lives. Ignorance can arise from a lack of exposure, confusion, or even from deluded thinking. The problem is that, especially in the presence of strong … Continue reading Waking Up to Our Ignorance
Beginner’s mind is one of the seven interconnected fundamental attitudes of mindfulness that are consciously cultivated during practice, according to Jon Kabat-Zinn. In his book Full Catastrophe Living,
Beginner’s mind is an attitude of openness, eagerness, and lack of preconceptions when approaching a person or a situation. It’s a useful strategy for practicing applied mindfulness and staying connected to the present moment when anxiety drags us into “what if” and future-based thinking.