“The moment one gives close attention to anything, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself.” – Henry Miller
Mindfulness is the opposite of being on autopilot. Mindfulness is about living in the present moment and being aware of what is going on inside our bodies (our thoughts & feelings) and in our environment (using our senses), without judgement.
Despite having Bhuddist origins, mindfulness practice has become more mainstream in recent years as we searech for balance in our ever connected world and evidence grows on the signifcant physical and mental health benefits associated with practicing mindfulness.
Learing to be mindful, like any new skill requires practice before new neural-connections are formed and strengthened within our brains and mindfulness becomes an increased state.
Traditional Meditation helps improve minfulness but there are other practices that contribute to greater mindfulness.