If you have wandered through a good magazine shop lately or bookstore you might have noticed all the titles of both books and magazines with the word ‘mindfulness’ in them. I must have seen half a dozen magazines at our local Barnes and Noble with that word on their cover as either the name of the magazine or the lead article. ‘Mindfulness’ is part of our culture now and is probably more acceptable than ‘meditation’ which is what it used to be called. Mindfulness is calm reflection; enjoying some peace, quiet, stillness; relaxed awareness; dispassion. It might be the antidote to what ails us and that seems to be how it is being promoted. It has slipped into the mainstream.