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Other ways of knowing Mindfulness

Jeff Corntassel discusses other ways of knowing mindfulness.
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No, that’s really good question. I think, i always come back to the language. Is there something in the Buddhist language that approximates that meaning? And then seems like mindfulness also comes out of a like a yogic practice as well, right? And so is their Hindi, are there Hindi words that relate to that? And that would be interested. And then from an indigenous standpoint, what are some terms or some phrases that would approximate that. That lends more layers of kind of complexity to it, right? So Cherokees, we have this word wannado, which means walking in a place with feeling. So you’re walking with intentionality, with feeling. You can say mindfulness. But you’re not distracted, your fluid, right?
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And so, are other word is Doehe, which means walking or living according to the pace of nature. And so, by living in that pace of nature, you’re more open to possibilities, you’re less rigid. And that’s when we hurry up, It’s when we get more closed off and ultimately sick, right? Is what Cherokee’s would say. So I think the language would be an interesting route to explore and on multiple sides. And that way, you’d have words that don’t necessarily mean mindfulness directly. But it adds to the conversation because it might mean something that’s related to mindfulness that adds to the conversation or deepens it.
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