What does mindfulness means?
Mindfulness is a quality of human consciousness, a special form of attention. It is a clear state of consciousness that allows us to accept each inner and outer experience in the present moment without prejudice.
As awareness grows, you can reduce habitual and unconscious reactions to present experiences. That leads to a high degree of adequacy, authenticity and self-confidence.
When you live mindfully you realize that your sense of happiness and joy is not dependent on external conditions. You develop a clear and stable mind. That allows you to be connected to the power of you inner resources, even in difficult times and situations. In particular, this has various effects:
- Finding access to one’s own internal resources and expanding self-imposed boundaries.
- A clearer understanding of yourself and of your own life.
- becoming more self-determined and self-confident.
- Becoming able to cope with psychological and emotional stress, stressful situations and adverse life circumstances.
- Developing more balance, stability, sovereignty in your life and being able to face difficult situations or living conditions.
- and maaany more…
What mindful.org says
“Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present. To be aware of where we are and what we’re doing and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us.
While mindfulness is something we all naturally possess, it’s more readily available to us when we practice on a daily basis.
Whenever you bring awareness to what you’re directly experiencing via your senses, or to your state of mind via your thoughts and emotions, you’re being mindful. And there’s growing research showing that when you train your brain to be mindful, you’re actually remodeling the physical structure of your brain.
The goal of mindfulness is to wake up to the inner workings of our mental, emotional, and physical processes.”