“Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us.”
To be mindfulness is to maintain a moment-by-moment awareness of our: thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment through a gentle, nurturing lens. Only once we have become aware; are we able to accept. We must pay attention to our thoughts and feelings without judging them- without believing that there’s a “right” or “wrong” way to think or feel in a given moment. When we practice mindfulness, our thoughts tune into what we are sensing in the present moment rather than rehashing the past or imagining the future.