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The Mindfulness Racket

The Mindfulness Racket | Mindful | Scoop.it
The evangelists of unplugging might just have another agenda

"why we disconnect matters: We can continue in today’s mode of treating disconnection as a way to recharge and regain productivity, or we can view it as a way to sabotage the addiction tactics of the acceleration-distraction complex that is Silicon Valley."

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It's not hard to see that many who inhabit the center of the mindfulness movement have co-opted mindfulness itself for a frenzied agenda of green and greed... Is this a surprise?

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 24, 2014 5:44 PM

Mindfulness is two-edged sword. It can be the racket this article suggests and it can be process where we listen more deeply to our self. I use "and" purposely. Mindfulness is not an either/or. It is a matter of degrees and in that sense it can used more calculatingly and less meditatively. Mindfulness is about being present in the world we live and work in. That makes it something I can be and not something to do, but the two may not end up mutually exclusive.


I worked in education and it is easy to get lost in the garble of jargon. That is why mindfulness is important.

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The mindfulness business

The mindfulness business | Mindful | Scoop.it

IN HIS 1905 book, “The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism”, Max Weber credited the Protestant ethic with giving rise to capitalism"

"Now it sometimes seems as if it is the Buddhist ethic that is keeping capitalism going. "

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