The word Mindfulness suggests that the mind is fully attending to what’s happening, to what we’re doing, to the space we’re moving through. So often our minds wander to other things, past and future. Our minds take flight, we disconnect from our bodies, and pretty soon we’re engrossed in obsessive thoughts about something that just happened or something that we anticipate is going to happen. And that can make us feel worried or anxious.
Mindfulness is the ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing.
No matter how far we drift away, mindfulness is available to us to bring us back to where we are and what we’re doing and how we’re feeling. It helps to anchor us in the present moment.
Mindfulness is a quality that every human being already possesses, we just have to relearn how to access it.
While mindfulness is innate, it can be cultivated through proven techniques. Here are some examples :