Mindfulness Is Heartfulness

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In Asian languages [such as Mandarin],
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)

1 Comment

  • 🙂 Sometimes what we think (our mind) is different from what we feel (our heart). We don’t know what we want and we don’t know what to do. Should we listen to our mind or our heart? The best way to ensure that we do the right things is to do what Buddha and Confucius would have told us to do. By doing so, I no longer have to bother about whether I should listen to my mind or my heart.

Please Be Mindful Of Your Speech, Namo Amituofo!

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