Ordinarily, when I think of ethics they either feels legalistic, like the rules of professional conduct, or else I think of the rules I learned in Sunday school.

Mindfulness offers an invitation to consider ethics in a different way: not so much as rules but more as a way of life that feels right and has better all-around consequences.

For me, the motivation to discover that life is more motivating than the Model Rules or the Ten Commandments.

It also feels more optimistic.