Why Bias & Stereotyping Are Inconsistent with the Attitudes of Mindfulness, Part 1

When we practice mindfulness, much of what we are practicing is being accurately self- and other-aware. Bias and stereotyping are distortions of reality. Mindfulness helps us learn to see through some of the illusions and distortions our human minds are vulnerable to and make wise decisions about them.

Embodying Practice

Its difficult enough to maintain a dedicated formal mindfulness practice in this culture of busyness and striving. Its another thing altogether to endeavor to embody the practices in everyday life. The ideal environment of a dedicated practice space offers conditioned cues for dropping in and minimizes worldly distractions. The real world is full of noise, … Continue reading Embodying Practice

Hack Proof Your Human Operating System with Mindfulness

I recently watched an excellent Ted Talk by Yuval Noah Harari about the unintended consequences of technology and big data. It begged some interesting questions: How well do you know yourself? Do you have a good understanding of your human operating system? Are your heart and mind susceptible to being hacked? Fear, hate, vanity, desire … Continue reading Hack Proof Your Human Operating System with Mindfulness

Saying Yes to This Life

I recently encountered a social media post from a yogi to his partner that said, "Thank you for saying yes to this life..." I knew this beautiful sentiment was coming from his spiritual tradition, but it really got me thinking deeply - beyond any kind of faith or belief system. I thought, "What a powerful … Continue reading Saying Yes to This Life