Being mindful is a way of living awake with our eyes wide open. The act of consciously focusing the mind in the moment without judgment or attachment. It is the practice of bringing the mind back to the current moment over and over again. Meditation is a form of mindfulness. It is estimated that 95% of our lives we are simply existing, and it is only 5% of our time that we are self-aware...we are truly operating from our conscious mind.
Types of Mindfulness:
The practice of observing or watching whatever comes into awareness without holding onto or pursuing whatever happens to enter. It is the simple noticing thoughts, emotions, and sensations.
Involves focusing attention on specific internal or external events. For example: one can focus on deep breathing.