“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and freedom.”
Mindfulness has been found to decrease racial bias and judgement.
While more research is needed about how mindfulness can reduce implicit bias over the long term, studies out of the University of Michigan show the promise of practicing mindfulness to reduce hidden assumptions and stereotypes. Part of the reason mindfulness practice is effective is that it helps us to slow ourselves down, pause, observe our thoughts and feelings, become more self-aware and make intentional choices about how we want to respond to challenging situations—rather than jumping to conclusions and automatically reacting in ways that we sometimes regret
~ Viktor E. Frankl (1905-1997) is a well known neurologist, psychiatrist, and a holocaust survivor.