Mindfulness is simply being aware of what is happening right now without wishing it were different; enjoying the pleasant without holding on when it changes (which it will); being with the unpleasant without fearing it will always be this way (which it won’t).
– James Baraz
Instead of living in the virtual world of thoughts, beliefs, judgments and stories, we are connected to the life within and around us. The practice of living mindfully, helps us notice the moments when we’ve left this vibrant, body and compassionate heart.
Life becomes more than just a moving from one activity to the next and the next. We pause, to actually be with what we’re experiencing moment to moment. Instead of living consumed in the world of thoughts, we live in a vibrant, alive, aware space; the world of living, loving and dying. We stop avoiding certain experiences and feelings and instead learn to open to life; connecting with wisdom (clear seeing) and compassion.