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Mindfulness: Be mindful. Live in the moment. by Gill Hasson

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Conclusion

Two monks are sitting side by side, meditating. The younger one is giving the older one a quizzical look, to which the older one responds, “Nothing happens next. This is it.”

It's true. Mindfulness isn't about getting somewhere. It is simply a matter of knowing where you already are; that you're already there.

Awareness – being conscious and alert to thoughts, experiences and events that are happening right now – is, of course, one of the key principles of mindfulness.

So too are acceptance and acknowledgement; being able to understand that things are (or are not) happening and that thoughts, feelings and actions, etc. are just that: thoughts, feelings and actions.

Along with awareness, acceptance and acknowledgement, you will have ...

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