Coming to Terms with ‘Mindfulness’, as a Term

A year ago I publicly announced my preference for the term nowfulness over that of mindfulness to describe the increasingly common deliberate practice of paying attention, without judgment, to whatever is going on in the present moment. Since then, I’ve come to recognize that nobody really cares about this linguistic innovation, not even me. To be honest, I haven’t thought much about it at all over the past year, although now that I am thinking about it, I still think it would be a better term. Regardless, I have definitely not tried to use this term in any conversations. Not even once. It just doesn’t seem worth the effort.

So…apparently, the term is mindfulness, for better or worse; that’s what we call it. Moving on.


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