Mindfulness means paying attention to the present. When you’re mindful, you let yourself experience your sensations, thoughts and feelings without judging them as good or bad. Mindfulness keeps you engaged with the present and helps you “go with the flow” of life without complicating each experience with information from the past or judgmental thoughts from within yourself.
When you apply mindfulness to your daily life you can expect to fully experience the emotions around you – including the real emotions that sometimes challenge us in life. It takes practice, but mindfulness can help you to notice, experience and sit with life’s challenging moments while maintaining inner peace and personal well-being.
Developing moment-to-moment awareness of your experience without judgment doesn’t always come naturally. Many colleges, counseling services and community centers offer classes and workshops that teach mindfulness.
Look here for a number of simple exercises to bring mindfulness into our daily life.
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