What is mindfulness? #1

Hey everyone,

Today, I’d like to demystify the topic of how mindfulness helps us and hopefully make it a bit easier to understand :thinking:

First off, we suffer more in our imagination and thoughts rather than in reality itself. For example, when we think about any upcoming challenge(s) it almost (without a doubt) feels way worse than actually dealing with them in the present. :pensive:

Mindfulness hopes for us to just be present with whatever comes in life (which can be good or bad), not be judgmental, and just be present (which simply means being there and allowing everything else to be there) :mag:. When we are mindful, we experience the world directly, as we snap out of our heads and get back into living and experiencing what is right in front of us. And, this presents us with (more) opportunities to make better choices and adapt to life’s challenges more skilfully (hone our ability to respond rather than to react to circumstances).

Lemme know what y’all think about this. Perhaps you can share your own thoughts about mindfulness, and feel free to ask any questions if you have any! :slightly_smiling_face: And in the next post, I’ll be sharing simple tips to practice being mindful.