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Mindfulness, ethics and values

In this video, Craig and Richard explore how being present helps us connect with deeper values and ethics.

Watch Craig and Richard explore the link between mindfulness, values and ethics, and see how we can use mindfulness to start engaging in more ethical behaviour ourselves.

As we become more present through mindfulness, we become more aware of our speech and actions, and the effects these have on others. As we develop greater intimacy with ourselves, we also start to get in touch with deeper values and aspirations. As we bring these more into our everyday actions, we naturally start to act in ways that are more ethical – and notice the benefits this has both for ourselves and others.

Talking point

Within the Comments, consider sharing with other learners your reflections on the following questions:

  • How has mindfulness helped you get in touch with your values and ethics?
  • Have you noticed any changes in your behaviour and relationships as a result?
  • If so, what was the effect of this?
  • If not, what do you think got in the way of noticing?

Would you like to know more?

Would you like to know more about the link between mindfulness, values and ethics? Go to See also for links to articles that explore how mindfulness can be used to become more aware of our actions.

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