Mindfulness is about waking up to life and what it means to be fully human.
It is about being fully aware of whatever is happening in the present moment, without filters or the lens of judgement. It can be brought to any situation. While mindfulness as a practice is historically rooted in ancient Buddhist meditative disciplines, it’s also a universal practice that anyone can benefit from.
Today, mindfulness has expanded beyond its spiritual roots and even beyond psychology and mental and emotional well-being. Physicians are prescribing training in mindfulness practices to help people deal with stress, pain, and illness. Mindfulness has entered the mainstream in the West and is exerting an influence in a wide variety of contexts, including medicine, neuroscience, psychology, education, and business.
Mindfulness helps us to bring the healing power of human presence to ourselves and others.
“Listening creates a holy silence. When you listen generously to people, they can hear the truth in themselves, often for the very first time. And in the silence of listening, you can know yourself in everyone and beyond everyone, the unseen singing softly to itself and to you.” – Rachel Naomi Remen MD