Almost by definition, involvement with our civil justice system presupposes the occurrence of some event perceptively violative of one’s conditioned notions of “right” and “wrong” behavior. Such circumstances can easily serve to trigger habitual reactions towards “unfairness” that may stem from early life experiences and conditioning. It is such conditioning that may cumulatively come to form the foundation of an “ego” or self-concept that may largely dictate one’s decision-making and overt behavior unless one becomes later able to dis-identify from these conditioned patterns and instead cultivate heightened conscious attention to present-moment experience.
Traditional law practice largely ignores one’s conditioned thinking and habitual reactions prior to determining a course of action. Even if a client is able to enjoy a short-lived “victory” through the litigation process, ignorance of these dynamics is highly likely to do little more than perpetuate his or her unchecked habitual reactions in the future. The attorney fails to to truly help a client in the long run, and often serves to accomplish little more than ensuring the likelihood that a similar undesirable situation will recur.
It is this likely recurrence of undesirable life situations that can result in a serious drain to the client in terms of further wasted time, physical and emotional energy, financial resources, etc. Thus, by failing to employ a holistic approach, traditional law practice fails to truly serve the client.
In contrast, holistic law practice emphasizes work with clients to uncover conditioned thought and habitual reactions to facilitate a client’s dis-identification from these factors. In facilitating this dis-identification, clients become far better able to view their situation with unprecedented clarity, less bound to the past, and can then work toward creative solutions to conflict resolutions that hold true transformative potential.
To learn more about holistic law practice, contact Attorney Michael Lubofsky at (415) 508-6263, or visit http://www.MINDFULAW.com.