Mindfulness = Heartfulness

Short little video:


In Asian languages,
the word for ‘mind’ and
the word for ‘heart’ are the same word [心].

So when we hear the word ‘mindfulness’,
we have to inwardly also hear ‘heartfulness’
in order to grasp it even as a concept,
and especially as a way of being.

~ Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn (Coming to Our Senses: Healing Ourselves and the World Through Mindfulness)

More Jon Kabat-Zinn on this blog.

A great book by Jon Kabat-Zinn that introduces mindfulness in a wonderfully accessible way is: Wherever You Go, There You Are. I recommend this to people who are completely new to meditation, but it’s a great book for anyone really.

Here are a couple of other books of his that are popular. You really can’t go wrong:


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