The heart of mindfulness is being liberated from the trappings of the
mind - limiting beliefs, implicit bias, self-serving perspectives -
and mindfulness practices are a methodology for achieving a measure
of self-liberation. As this process unfolds through ongoing practice
and application to life, greater job satisfaction, engagement in
interpersonal relationships, and a more fully formed and abiding
sense of “okayness” in life emerges. The writings of the Sufi poet
Hafez, and of luminaries such as W. E. B. Du Bois, along with modern
day stories about the search for meaning, bring home the larger
lesson that we already have everything we need, and that freedom is
available to us at every moment of our lives.
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