Mindfulness means moment-to-moment awareness. It is learning to wake up to each moment of your life so that you are fully living your life in this moment. … Mindfulness is not a mysterious mystical state; rather it is being fully aware of the reality around you. Mindfulness is maintaining awareness of the sensations in your body, the flow of thoughts through your mind, the sounds and sights in your surroundings. Thus, mindfulness is awareness expanded into ourselves and outward into the world.
—McQuaid and Carmona, 2004, p. 12
Mindfulness is a state of being in which one is aware of what is happening moment to moment and maintains the ability to ...