Time for New Thinking About Mindfulness

An article by Jamie Bristow, Director of the Mindfulness Initiative, argues that while there is some evidence that the qualities of mindful awareness, openness, empathy and care, are not ethically neutral and can impel the individual to change their behaviour. As people develop in their practice, they are able to interrogate their values and understand themselves and how they fit within society. This is a most timely reflection, given the changes that are happening to us today.