Jon Kabat-Zinn, the founder of modern mindfulness, describes it like this:
"Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way:
on purpose, in the present, and non-judgmentally."
Another way to say this is BE HERE NOW.
In the world we share today, our culture has out-paced our biology, meaning that things are moving too far and too fast for our brains to keep up. Our minds need rest and to be reminded of their primary function, to notice what is happening around us in real time through our senses and to convert that information into awareness. Taking time to be quietly with ourselves and making an effort to engage in meaningful, compassionate community with each other is the antidote to stress and chaos. This is mindfulness.
We invite you to engage with the resources below to learn more.