Legal problems tend to involve life situations that may prompt examination of the past and fears about the future. In particular, one may begin to examine his or her role in bringing about the current situation a s a result of past actions and/or decisions. He or she may also worry about how the future may manifest itself depending on how the current legal matter is ultimately involved.
Problems in this context often arise when these tendencies prompting reflection on the past and fears concerning the future cause one to become disengaged from present-moment experience. At this point, one runs the risk of approaching his or her current situation either by defending decisions made or actions taken in he past, or by trying to manipulate the current situation so as to potentially reduce the likelihood of unfavorable feared outcomes in the future.
What is lost in this approach in an inner wisdom accessible only when one is able to let go of concerns about past and future and become more highly conscious of things as the are, right now, apart from judgements, interpretations, expectations, and thought-driven notions of how things “should” or “should not” be.
The incorporation of mindfulness in law practice can work to bring clients more deeply back to present-moment experience so as to reduce the likelihood that formal legal action or strategy will spring from learned conditioning and habitual reactions that may be highly likely to muddle and complicate the current situation. If legal action is taken based on such habitual reactions to egoic threats, there is a high likelihood that the current undesirable situation will repeat itself in the future.
A holistic law approach that helps to cultivate a more mindful, conscious approach to legal situations holds the potential of approaching challenging situations in ways that can positively transform the lives of all involved, instead of perpetuating current conflict and difficulties.
To learn more about holistic law practice, contact Attorney Michael Lubofsky at (415) 508-6263, or visit http://www.holistic-lawyer.com.