Mindfulness encourages us to be in tune with ourselves, our thoughts and our feelings, but it is far from a selfish discipline. If we extend this mindful awareness to the experience of others, it can have positive consequences for our personal relationships and wider communities.
The research on mindfulness shows that when people learn to meditate and practice regularly, their perceptions of their place in the world begins to shift - something corroborated by family members. They become more broadly compassionate, more likely to act on their highest principles, and demonstrate greater interest in the social good - what can very reasonably be seen as living with higher morals. It's like having a healthier relationship with your whole community, not just the people closest to you."