“Mindfulness means to be aware, awake. To be alive, attentive, receiving as we move through our day. Not brittle, blind, disjointed, out-of-touch, stressed, nervous, excited — or at least aware of these states and even having a bit of compassion for ourselves. This list is a reminder of another way to be in the world — really a relief, a way out of our distress.
- Beginner’s mind
- Letting go
“These seven attributes are the state of mind advantageous for writing, sitting, walking. Also for approaching your employees, your boss, friend, lover, enemy. A way to carry yourself. And we can so easily forget. Put the list on your refrigerator.”
—From Natalie Goldberg’s The True Secret of Writing: Connecting Life with Language
Written By Laura K Kerr, Ph.D
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