"Attentiveness is the Natural Prayer of the Soul"

"Attentiveness is the natural prayer of the Soul," according to 15th Century French Philosopher and Theologian Nicolas Malebranche. The term "attentiveness" here refers to what is called "mindfulness" in Buddhism, defined as giving full attention to moment-to-moment sensory and cognitive experience, bare of judgment, decision making, commentary, and other conceptual reactivity. This quote calls attention to the critical importance given to mindfulness or attentiveness by different spiritual traditions throughout history. My thanks to Ken Murray, Chicago, IL, for sending it. Peace, Charlie