MINDFULNESS IN SECULAR SETTINGS
But in reality, there’s good reason to doubt that mindfulness, as practised in the US, would automatically lead to good outcomes.
In fact, it may do the opposite.
That’s because it’s been taken out of its context. Mindfulness developed as a part of Buddhism, where it’s intimately tied up with Buddhist spiritual teachings and morality.
Mindfulness in the US, on the other hand, is often taught and practised in purely secular terms. It’s frequently offered simply as a tool for focusing attention and improving well-being, a conception of mindfulness some critics have referred to as “McMindfulness.”