Mindfulness Is Not

1. A religion

2. An answer

3. A way to feel successful

4. A way to improve yourself

5. A cult

6. A scientific explanation

7. How the brain should work

8. A way of life for the enlightened

9. Ancient

10. New

11. Good for you

Mindfulness is a deliberate choice, each moment, to observe reality with complete and total responsibility.

George Cassidy Payne is a poet from Rochester, NY. His work has been included in such publications as the Hazmat ReviewMoria Poetry JournalChronogram JournalAmpersand Literary ReviewThe Angle at St. John Fisher College, and 3:16 Journal. George’s blogs, essays and letters have appeared in USA TodayThe Wall Street JournalThe AtlanticHavana TimesSouth China Morning PostThe Buffalo News, and more. 

See all his poems on Tea House here.

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