We might suppose that mindfulness is all about not being judgmental. So we do our best to mask our judgment. We start to speak in really soft tones. We talk about how mindfulness is all about being in the present moment and being really happy. But in reality, judgment happens…
Here’s a transcript for Episode 31 of Season 1 of Mindfulness+, an interview with Thomas McConkie and John Kesler, founder of Integral Polarity Practice.
I want to challenge the assumption that technology causes symptoms that feel like ADHD and suggest that we're looking at effect rather than cause. What I mean is that in my experience when I approach technology in a place where I'm very centered and have a clear intention, the technology becomes this instrument in my hands. It magnifies my expression. It allows me to deepen my experience of mindful awareness rather than taking it from me.
Diane is an award-winning mediator in the state of Utah and has done some real pioneering work in the legal system here. She's also a transmitted Zen teacher. She's written a new book called The Zen of You and Me, published by Shambhala.
The good news is that mindfulness practice opens a new door of possibility to us. Without a mindful practice that opens up a quality of stillness and spaciousness in our lives, there would be no end to or recourse from this push and pull — this addictive mechanism at the heart of our experience.