What Does Mindfulness Mean to You?

Insights from key players bringing mindfulness into society.

Arianna Huffington

Mindfulness. It’s a pretty straightforward word. It’s the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us. But how does that play out in the everyday world around us?

To answer this question, we look to the key players bringing mindfulness into different aspects of society. Politicians talk about it. So do police officers, NFL teams, and neuroscientists, to name a few.

So what does mindfulness mean to them? And how does their perspective inform your view of what mindfulness is?

Eileen Fisher

Michael Gervais, a high performance psychologist working with the NFL's Seattle Seahawks

renowned neuroscientist Richie Davidson

Dan Harris on what mindfulness means to him