What is proactive mindfulness? In order to be mindful, we need to ‘reboot’, that is, to shift from ‘mindless’ autopilot to proactive engagement with life.
A publication is not just what is being published, e.g. words on paper. A publication is a community. it is a virtual gathering of people who have some common interests.
As the editor, I believe that our shared interest is in making sense of our life in a mindful, creative way. That is, looking for meaning in a way that encompasses both felt sense and intellectual understanding. Looking for a sense of meaning that is not static, but contributes to life flowing forward.
It is a very serious endeavor, in the sense that it means a lot to us. But it is not ponderous. As in any creative endeavor, there is a lighthearted side, a spontaneous energy that carries us forward.
It feels good to have kindred spirits in this journey. It feels good to keep remembering that there is a broad range of people, who, each in their own way, are exploring this territory.
We are stimulated by specific insights that resonate with us. We are also inspired by the variety of ways in which it is possible to explore this territory. We can each find our own way while feeling supported by the sense of a common thread behind our various perspectives.