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Mindfulness, Presence, and Whole Person Care

  • Tom A. HutchinsonEmail author
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Abstract

Jacob Needleman is correct: Ideas are radically different from and more powerful than concepts. Concepts are closed definitions fully encompassed by words, while ideas are open-ended and include an experiential element. This is why I have found even the best definitions of mindfulness unexciting and unhelpful, while the underlying idea of being fully present has changed my life.

Keywords

Love Facing risk Trust Healing Whole person care 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.McGill Programs in Whole Person Care, Faculty of MedicineMcGill UniversityMontrealCanada

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