The Examined Life
Does something beneficial have to be delivered perfectly—and to bring about a perfect world—before we will accept it as worthwhile?
Six reasons why “if you’re breathing, there’s more right with you than wrong.”—Jon Kabat-Zinn
“My breath is boring—just the same thing over and over again.Read more »
More on the new All-Party Parliamentary Group on Mindfulness in the UK.
The Labour MP Chris Ruane described it as a seminal moment, and it was certainly a startling one for many.Read more »
Ed Halliwell on the next frontiers in mindfulness.
It’s been a year since I updated this blog—a combination of teaching, book-writing, and a baby have squeezed the time I’ve had available for other things.Read more »
This post was originally written for Mindful.org in 2011.
For the last couple of weeks, I’ve been catching up on streaming videos from Creating A Mindful Society, the Mindful.org-sponsored event which took place in New York last month. Two segments stood out for me. The first was Richie Davidson’s brilliant keynote on the neuroscience of meditation—a clear and cogent outline of what happens in our brains as we train in presence and kindness. The second was a discussion of why, twenty years after publication of Jon Kabat-Zinn’s seminal book, Full Catastrophe Living, and with so much evidence pointing towards the benefits, mindfulness practice hasn’t yet become a part of most people’s lives.Read more »