What is Mindfulness?

“Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way;On purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally.”

JON KABAT ZINN


“Mindfulness is the energy that helps us recognize the conditions of happiness that are already present in our lives. You don’t have to wait ten years to experience this happiness. It is present in every moment of your daily life. There are those of us who are alive but don’t know it. But when you breathe in, and you are aware of your in-breath, you touch the miracle of being alive. That is why mindfulness is a source of happiness and joy.”

THICH NHAT HANH


Recent research shows that mindfulness - the act of non-judgmental focus on the present moment - can help to be less impulsive, emotionally more stable and have more self control over ones own emotions.  Read more here

 

To learn more about the practice of mindfulness and how to integrate the practice into daily life, follow our upcoming blogs, and join us this Wednesday for a Mindfulness Meditation workshop with Liz Oldham.