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

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How Mindful Are You?

How often do you live mindfully, meeting each moment of life as it presents itself, with full awareness, without judging it? If you're like most people, often you are trying to do two or three things at once. And you probably do most things automatically, without noticing what you're doing.

Perhaps, for example, you've decided to make yourself some tea; as you wait for the kettle to boil you either start doing something else – reading the paper, washing up, making a phone call – or maybe you start thinking about a conversation you had yesterday or look in the fridge planning what to have for dinner tonight. Your mind is not on the tea – it's not on what's happening right now.

It's easy to get so caught up in your thoughts ...

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