Mindfulness as Resistance
20 Pages Posted: 18 Jul 2019 Last revised: 22 Oct 2019
Date Written: July 1, 2019
This essay presents “mindfulness as resistance,” a perspective that attempts to counter some common misunderstandings inadvertently fostered by its popularity. The mindfulness as resistance framing creates a juxtaposition between the formulaic definition of mindfulness meditation and the concept of “resistance,” which prompts different questions or poses old questions in new ways. I hope this interpretation will be useful to people who are interested in mindfulness or beginning a practice by garnering more attention for a fuller hearing of what mindfulness is, and to long-time practitioners by promoting reflection.
Keywords: legal education, legal skills, mindfulness, critical legal studies
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