What is Mindfulness? And What It Isn’t

Mindfulness is a tool that has become exceedingly popular recently. Only a few years ago the general public would not be familiar with the term, whereas today it’s something we hear about all the time in a range of different contexts. Continue reading

What is the Practice of Mindfulness?

Have you ever arrived at a destination and wondered how you actually got there? Or, absentmindedly eaten an entire bar of chocolate and sat with an empty wrapper in your hand, wondering where it went?

Well, you are not alone.

The majority of us have let autopilot take over and gone about our day mindlessly. We are a world of multi-taskers and because of that, it is easy to lose focus of the moment that we are in presently. We’re lost in a juggling act of home, work, and finances.

As humans that are not present in our own lives it is easy to miss the good things that happen in our lives, while poisoning ourselves with criticism. The human mind loves to wander.
We are easily distracted, and have a habit of examining events that occurred in the past, while anticipating the future.

The practice of mindfulness provides us a way to pay attention and see what is happening in our lives. It doesn’t eradicate the pressures of life; it simply allows us to deal with them in a calm manner. Continue reading