David Vago

Understanding Mindfulness

Understanding Mindfulness

To be clear, this is in no way a new definition that is meant to disparage Jon Kabat-Zinn‘s widely disseminated description – Paying attention in a particular way, on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgmentally – but more so an attempt to dismantle the concept into component parts so that we can better study it in the laboratory.

You're Still Mindful

“When does your thought about the past or future arise? It arises in the present moment. And if in the present moment, you know you’re thinking about the past or future, you’re still mindful.” 

~ Shinzen Young, from a public talk to the Harvard Medical School community at the Cognitive-Affecitve & Contemplative Neuroscience Laboratory