Mindfulness is the direct knowing of what we are doing when we are doing it. It is paying attention to our experience as it arises, moment by moment, in our minds and bodies and in the outside world.
Our attention in often hijacked by thoughts, emotions, fears and worries which relate to the past or future. When we practice Mindful Awareness we are training our attention to reside in the present moment and waking ourselves up to what is real for us right here, right now.
This can lead to a happier and more fulfilling life and also help us to see more clearly how we become entangled in unhelpful thinking and emotional patterns. With more clarity, we can choose to adopt more helpful and skilful ways of responding to our experience, and begin to live more peacefully and freely.