I mentioned Jon Kabat-Zinn in yesterday’s post and while skimming his talks on YouTube came across this one. In it, he introduces the 7 Attitudes of Mindfulness that he first wrote about in his 1991 book, Full Catastrophe Living which I read about 20 years ago. This interview was posted in 2015 and he says he’s revised his first book and added 2 more attitudes.
Here are the 7, now 9 Attitudes that he discusses in this video:
1. Beginner’s Mind 2:38
2. Non-Judging 5:04
3. Acceptance 8:55
4. Letting Go 11.55
5. Trust 15:16
6. Patience 18:17
7. Non-Striving 20:09
8. Gratitude 22:35
9. Generosity 22:27
Jon Kabat-Zinn (born Jon Kabat, June 5, 1944) is an American professor emeritus of medicine and the creator of the Stress Reduction Clinic and the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Kabat-Zinn was a student of Zen Buddhist teachers such as Philip Kapleau, Thich Nhat Hanh and Seung Sahn and a founding member of Cambridge Zen Center. His practice of yoga and studies with Buddhist teachers led him to integrate their teachings with scientific findings. He teaches mindfulness, which he says can help people cope with stress, anxiety, pain, and illness. The stress reduction program created by Kabat-Zinn, mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), is offered by medical centers, hospitals, and health maintenance organizations.
Thank you. I really like Jon Kabat Zinn, and I really need this right now. I have his earlier book, _Wherever You Go, There You Are_.
He seems to have found his calling. He’s good.
I like to take a small bite of something and chew on it for a while and then come back and take another bite. There are 9 good bites here that could take me weeks, even months to chew.
Actually, probably a lifetime.
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It *is* a lifetime’s work, for sure! I like what he says about the closed mind of the “expert” vs the open mind of the beginner.