Mindfulness is immediate and concrete; knowledge or wisdom or philosophy can be abstract. Awareness bridges the gap and helps you with the relevant abstract understanding to apply to your present concrete situation, without taking your eye off that situation. It also helps you attend to things that are not in the immediate view of your senses.

a.k.a. noticing, being observant

Complementary virtues

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Virtues possibly in tension


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