Leslie Rawls's blog
As I begin this post, I realize that I will use the Buddha as a point of reference. I want to be clear that I do not intend to proselytize. He is simply my teacher. I don't cite to him as an absolute authority or deity, but someone whose teachings help me live in line with my aspirations. And so ...
Mindfulness is always mindfulness of something. In this post, I want to address mindfulness of feelings, one of the four foundations of mindfulness. (Sattipattana Sutta) Today, I had the opportunity to practice this aspect of mindfulness in difficult circumstances.
I have been practicing law in Charlotte, North Carolina since 1983 and this is my first blog. I was invited to blog because of my article on Mindfulness and Stress Reduction re-published on this site. Mindfulness plays a critical role in my law practice and in my life. I am a student of Thich Nhat Hanh, who ordained me as a lay member of the Order of Interbeing in 1995 and as one of his lay Dharma teachers in January 2009. In short, I'm a Buddhist lawyer.