Mindfulness is a way of being. A basic human quality of awareness that is cultivated by learning to pay wise attention to whatever is happening in our lives.
Mindfulness is an integrative, mind-body approach to life that helps people relate effectively to their experiences. It involves paying attention to thoughts, feelings and body sensations in a non-judgmental way that can increase our awareness, help us manage difficult experiences, and create space for wise choices.
We tend to spend a lot of time and energy living in the past (which has already gone) or living in the future (which hasn’t yet arrived), constantly rehashing and rehearsing our life. Often we aren’t present to what is happening right now – which is actually the only moment we can really live.