Most people move through life on autopilot with our thoughts caught up in the past or concerned about the future. Yet the present moment is the only opportunity we have to effect change for ourselves and others.
Mindful meditation is a practice that invites us to bring awareness into the present moment and recognize what is happening within and around us whether pleasant or unpleasant. Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn describes mindfulness as “awareness that arises through paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgmentally.”
Mindfulness invites us to celebrate the small, valuable moments including such things as the taste, color and texture of food, the warm water in our morning shower, the movement of the clouds in the sky and our connection to those we care for and love.