Mindfulness and practical wisdom

Diane Tasker, Joy Higgs

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Abstract

“Mindfulness and wisdom can be thought of as phenomena … as aspirations to be pursued, as lived experiences and, particularly, within professional life, as practices”(Higgs & Tasker, 2017, p. 188). Mindfulness, in particular, can be considered as both an attitude and a practice, linking thoughts and feeling with practical action. As a primary example, the concept of mindfulness as it developed within Buddhism occurred through the practical experiences of Buddha himself as he sat beneath a tree contemplating life and how to best address its vicissitudes.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPractice wisdom
Subtitle of host publicationValues and interpretations
EditorsJoy Higgs
Place of PublicationRotterdam, The Netherlands
PublisherBrill | Sense
Chapter4
Pages39-46
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9789004410497
ISBN (Print)9789004410473 , 9789004410480
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2019

Publication series

NamePractice Futures
PublisherBrill Sense

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    Tasker, D., & Higgs, J. (2019). Mindfulness and practical wisdom. In J. Higgs (Ed.), Practice wisdom: Values and interpretations (pp. 39-46). (Practice Futures). Brill | Sense. https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004410497_004