What is Mindfulness? A Definition and Introduction by Rich Jenkinson

What is mindfulness?

 

“Mindfulness is the practice of calming and focusing the mind and body by reducing the impact that uncontrolled thoughts have on our psychological and emotional state.  This is accomplished by cultivating and maintaining an open, non judgmental awareness of the current moment.”  (Jenkinson) 

 

With practise this awareness will expand to effortlessly incorporate our entire moment by moment experience with a high level of attention placed on internal factors (thoughts and feelings) as well as on external factors (the world around us).

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