Mindfulness is not just a practice; for me it is a way of living. Living in awareness. Living with peace, love and happiness. Living in freedom – free from my own afflictions: fear, anxiety and sorrow.

Mindfulness means to be aware of what is going on inside me and around me in the present moment with an open mind and a receptive heart. To be fully conscious of my experience. To appreciate life. To stop and breathe and release tension. To bring peace and harmony to my body and mind. To engage fully in the world and yet not to be caught by it. To look deeply into the nature of things. To take action in line with my Buddhist principles. To nurture my love and compassion. To make a conscious choice for my peace and happiness by letting go of my attachments.

(For a broader definition, please read What is Mindfulness?)

What does mindfulness mean to you?

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