Ethics and Character
Without mindfulness, it’s easy to lose my way.
I don’t pay attention to my underlying intentions, (or I kid myself that they don’t exist – but who am I kidding?). And then consequences happen and still I proclaim my innocence.
With mindfulness, I’ve got a chance. And so does everyone I bump into. I can use mindfulness to slow down and check my intentions before I open my mouth.
Or, if I blow by that opportunity, which I definitely do, At least I can take a non-judgmental, courageous, graceful look at the results of my own hidden (from me, until then) intentions. And then re-set, in the direction of kindness. (And also, probably apologize.)
The key to doing either, or both? Mindfulness practice (naturally).