Proceedings of The 5th International Conference on Research in Humanities and Social Sciences
A Pragmatic Approach to the Concept of Mindfulness and the COVID-19 Pandemic towards Global Resilience
Rev Wadigala Samitharathana Thero
Since late 2019 the world has been experiencing plenty of tragic circumstances due to the COVID-19 pandemic; it appears that a number of people are currently in a very frustrating moment in their lives in being a victim of this epidemic. In response to this awkward situation, the concept of mindfulness tends to show a vital role of global resilience as regards mental turbulence and upheaval. While a variety of definitions of the term mindfulness have been suggested, this paper will refer to particular attention in the present moment without any prior-judgements; this definition certainly included several psychological features such as calmness, peacefulness, tranquility, steadiness, as well as authentic clarity. The purpose of this paper is to analyse the pragmatic impact of mindfulness to endure this global crisis. By employing qualitative modes of enquiry, it attempts to illuminate realistic solutions to reduce human suffering and disturbance. Accordingly, the substantial findings of this study emphasise that the sentiment of mindfulness can affect global resilience in terms of experiential learning, contemplative meditation, self-understanding and self-actualization; the present study was designed to analyse human intrinsic nature and restricted to examine extrinsic aspects. Therefore, it seems that further research needs to explore other relevant perspectives on the COVID-19 pandemic.
keywords: COVID-19 Pandemic, Mindfulness, Pragmatic Solutions, Global Resilience.