Jon Kabat Zinn
paying attention on purpose in the present moment as if your life depended on
it, non-judgementaly. “
Mindfulness refers to a psychological quality that involves bringing one’s complete attention to the present experience on a moment-to-moment basis. It involves a kind of non-elaborative, nonjudgmental, present-centered awareness
in which each thought, feeling, or sensation that arises in the
attentional field is acknowledged and accepted as it is.
Recent neuroscience has revealed the power of mindulness in dealing with anxiety and depression. With mindfulness practice we are able to change our brains. The brain is a pattern maker, in simplistic terms, and negative patterns of self recrimination and negative thoughts are all patterns in our brain. With mindfulness practice we are able to step back and become observers of the patterned negative thoughts and feelings. Each time we act in the observer mode a new pattern is being formed