The term mindfulness is often associated with non- judgmental present-centered attention when explored in a secular context. The original meaning as understood by buddhist scholars is more related to the idea of ‘minding’. Jake Davis suggests that “the broad usage of the term [ ] is perhaps best captured by the colloquial English notion of “minding.”
We like this explanation because it relates mindfulness to our everyday experience and it only asks we remember that minding our environment and ourselves is important and requires practice. Today, practice minding simple objects in your outer or inner world: the touch of your fingers on the keyboard, your breathing, the environment that surrounds your screen, a train of thought.
This Daily Stillness has been recycled from previously published ones:
• #tds108 Minding each minute (Oct 16, 2015)