“Every one of us already has the seed of mindfulness. The practice is to cultivate it” – Thich Nhat Hanh
We often talk about mindfulness as “being present” and paying attention to the moment. This is essentially true. However, it’s also about how we act with the wisdom of being present.
For example if we are constantly stressed, practising mindfulness helps us to notice our bodily sensations and thoughts during stressful times. By practising this regularly, we learn to act in more helpful ways to manage the stress. (hint – that’s the wisdom part).