• Josie Coco

Returning to now

Day 62/366 days Towards Self-Mastery. Mood: distracted today


We've borrowed from Eastern traditions the practice of meditation. Our scientists have researched the benefits and it's accepted that there is merit in this ancient and profound practice. In the West we have adopted our various means of practicing something akin to meditation, we call it mindfulness.


Initially I resisted this new name, mindfulness, yet as I consider that we in the West have little tradition in these practices, and virtually no heritage in them, it's fair to deduce that the deeper nuances of meditation practice remain a mystery to us. It seems proper then, to give our practices this new name so as not to dilute the essences of the original practices, so I'm becoming accustomed to it.