What is Mindfulness?






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    the quality or state of being conscious or aware of something.
    "their mindfulness of the wider cinematic tradition"
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    a mental state achieved by focusing one's awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one's feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, used as a therapeutic technique.



Mindfulness is a fundamental human capacity to consciously engage in the present moment, cultivating a deep awareness of our surroundings and actions, while maintaining a calm and non-judgmental state, free from excessive reactivity or feeling overwhelmed by external circumstances.

Mindfulness is a mental state achieved by focusing one's attention on the present moment, without judgment or distraction. It involves intentionally paying attention to one's thoughts, feelings, sensations, and environment with an attitude of curiosity, acceptance, and non-reactivity. Mindfulness practices are often derived from Buddhist meditation techniques and have been adapted into various secular contexts, including psychology, medicine, and education.

Mindfulness involves cultivating a heightened awareness of one's experiences, both internal and external, in the present moment. It involves observing thoughts and emotions without getting carried away by them or trying to change them. Mindfulness encourages a non-judgmental attitude, where one does not label experiences as good or bad, but rather acknowledges them with an open and accepting mindset.

Practising mindfulness has been associated with a wide range of physical, mental, and emotional benefits. These may include reduced stress and anxiety, improved cognitive skills such as concentration and attention, enhanced emotional regulation, increased self-awareness, better interpersonal relationships, and improved overall well-being. Mindfulness is often used as a tool for stress reduction, personal growth, and self-care. It can be practised through various techniques, such as meditation, body scans, mindful eating, mindful walking, and mindful breathing, among others.

Mindfulness is an inherent quality within every human being, requiring no external conjuring. Its essence lies within us, waiting to be accessed and cultivated through practice and learning.

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