The Trial Lawyer Summer 2018 - Page 92

What Is Mindfulness? By Joseph DiNardo, Esq. & Maeve Roughton Mindfulness has been defined in many different ways: Merriam-Webster says it is the practice of maintaining a nonjudgmental state of heightened or complete awareness of one’s thoughts, emotions or experiences on a moment-to-moment basis. Wikipedia calls mindfulness “the psychological process of bringing one’s attention to the internal and external experiences occurring in the present moment, which can be developed through the practice of meditation and other training.” Even mindfulness leaders have slightly different takes on what that word actually means: “Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally.” — Jon Kabat-Zinn “Mindfulness shows us what is happening in our bodies, our emotions, our minds, and in the world. Through mindfulness, we avoid harming ourselves and others.” — Thich Nhat Hanh “Mindfulness isn’t just about k