The most basic definition of mindfulness is being fully present in this moment without being caught up in judging this moment. Simply sensing things as they are rather than evaluating whether or not they are what we wanted, expected, feared, etc.
It might be helpful to think of mindfulness as the opposite of “mindlessness” which tends to lead to an “autopilot” or reactive pattern of living.
There are many ways to begin a mindfulness practice. You could start right now by
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