International Journal of Existential Positive Psychology

The Practice of Personal Meaning Cultivation

Zvi Bellin, Ph.D

Fordham University


This article explores Franklian psychology as it relates to personal meaning and mindfulness practice. Meaning cultivation is seen as a principle outcome of mindfulness practice, and happiness is seen as an organic experience that emerges from meaningful living. Recommendations for clinicians are discussed, with mindfulness presented as a meaning-based intervention that holistically addresses both meaning through doing and meaning through being. The article concludes with questions for further inquiry.

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