Mindfulness is a mental state in which you are paying attention (your full attention) to a particular item in your awareness. It not only involves paying attention and being aware of the object of your focus, but it also involves not making judgments about what you are mindful of. Mindfulness is a way of perceiving and focusing attention on something without being distracted by other thoughts. Mindfulness meditation is a form of meditation that is practiced by most Buddhists and which has become popular because of its positive effects on the mind and body of its practitioners. Mindfulness meditation is being used in medical setting, psychology, psychotherapy, spiritual, and self-development programs around the world.
Note: The “mindfulness” graphic on this page was obtained from the internet but I could not find the artist’s name. I “clean-up” the original image and everyone is welcome to use it.