The present moment is the only time over which we have dominion. – Thích Nhất Hạnh
Soothe your body and quiet your mind. Mindfulness will help rewire your thinking mind, teach you how to live in the present moment, and help you become more comfortable in your body.
Mindfulness is a state of active, open attention on the present. Instead of letting your life pass you by, mindfulness means living in the moment and awakening to experience. It is a way of directly experiencing the body and our inner sense of self. By listening and attuning in this way, we can re-establish a new relationship with our self and bring unity to the body and mind. We can find a way of being at peace, of discovering a renewed sense of compassion and empathy for our self, and others.
Mindfulness can be achieved through a variety of techniques. Most commonly, the use of mindfulness meditation is used in and out of clinical settings. Techniques such as guided imagery, breathing techniques, and body scans are frequent techniques that achieve mindfulness without the use of meditation.
Mindfulness may be especially important during emotionally overwhelming experiences, as the practice can often help individuals maintain a sense of control. It is a skill that helps you learn to be in the present, in the moment, in the here and now. The simple act of paying attention without judgment helps you build an awareness of yourself and the world around you.