Mindfulness master, Jon Kabat-Zinn, describes Mindfulness as:
“the awareness that arises from paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment and non-judgmentally”
His book, ‘Mindfulness for All’ was released on February 5, 2019. It is his take on healing the world through mindfulness practice, both individually and through working together to cultivate greater wisdom, compassion, and inclusivity.
Website mindful.org agrees with Kabat-Zinn and expands on his theory of Mindfulness:
“Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us.
While mindfulness is something we all naturally possess, it’s more readily available to us when we practice on a daily basis.
Whenever you bring awareness to what you’re directly experiencing via your senses, or to your state of mind via your thoughts and emotions, you’re being mindful. And there’s growing research showing that when you train your brain to be mindful, you’re actually remodelling the physical structure of your brain.”
The NHS website promotes mindfulness as as a natural path towards wellness and says
“Awareness of ourselves and the world around us – sometimes called mindfulness – can improve our mental wellbeing.”