Mindfulness Is Boring


When I started this blog a couple years ago, I committed myself to writing exclusively about secular mindfulness. I wanted to dig into the research on meditation, talk a little about mainstream applications, write about my dissertation research into diversity issues in mindfulness communities, and generally share information and opinions related to what has loosely been dubbed "the mindfulness movement."

Okay, did that.

Lately, though, I find myself uninspired. The truth is I'm not personally all that very interested in how mindfulness might deescalate stress levels for the middle management of Pepsi Co. I mean, if I'm talking to a middle manager at Pepsi Co, then I'm very interested. Because that's a real conversation. And I love real conversations. 

But I think I've come to the end of my exclusive focus on mindfulness in the mainstream. And while I'm not sure what I'll focus on next, some of the topics that I'd like to start thinking about are, in no particular order: 

  • Altruism
  • Living an upright life
  • Coming of age in the middle of all this right now
  • Making a living without selling your soul
  • Simplicity
  • Different Buddhist type stuff
  • and much more

Now, I'm sure I'll toss in some thoughts now and again about the mindfulness movement. I promised a blog months ago unpacking the intricacies of MBSR and I have no reason to believe I won't someday deliver on that promise.

But going forward this will no longer be a blog about mindfulness.

At the risk of losing focus - and readers - it will be a blog about whatever I feel like talking about. I hope you enjoy it.

All the best,

Craig Hase