Jon Kabat-Zinn Speaks To The Greater Good

The Greater Good Science Center at the University of California, Berkeley was founded by research psychologists Dacher Keltner, Phil and Carolyn Cowan, and Steve Hinshaw.

Dacher Keltner was a featured presenter in the Sounds True series, The Compassionate Brain. In his interview with series founder and presenter, Dr.Rick Hanson, Dr. Keltner spoke a lot about his work with the Greater Good Science Center and the development of compassion in the human species.

The Greater Good does research on the science of happiness, compassion, gratitude, mindfulness, kindness, cooperation, empathy, love, altruism, forgiveness, mindsight, spirituality, awe, joy, inspiration, touch, heroism, flow, and a meaningful life.

In case you don’t know, mindsight is a concept introduced by Dr. Daniel Siegel in his work as a psychiatrist. He was also a featured speaker on The Compassionate Brain. Mindsight “descirbes our human capacity to perceive the mind of the self and others.”

In this video, Jon Kabat-Zinn talks about what is mindfulness. He says that “meditation is about paying attention in a systematic way for no reason other than to be awake.”

The Chinese calligraphy for mindfulness is the featured image for this post. It is made up of the character for presence over the character for heart, i.e. presence of heart!

If you know anyone who would benefit from presence of heart, please share this with them!


Mindfulness = Presence of Heart

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