Mindfulness is a nonjudgmental awareness in which each thought, feeling, and sensation that arises is acknowledged and accepted as it is. This steady and non-reactive attention is often radically different from the way we normally operate in the world.
Simple as it may sound, mindfulness transforms how we relate to events and experiences. It creates a more spacious way of being in the world that is less reactive and generally happier.
While mindfulness is not the cure-all often touted in the media these days, scientists have found that practicing mindfulness is associated with changes in the structure and function of the brain as well as changes in our body’s response to stress, suggesting that this practice has important impacts on our physical and emotional health.