Mindfulness is the practice of being present, the ability to be in the here and now. When this occurs, your mind focuses on the task and the object at hand, at this very moment.
Mindfulness does not come naturally. Your mind constantly distracts you from the present by lingering in past regrets or ruminating about the uncertain future. When you are not mindful, you are not present. Because your mind is elsewhere, you become unaware of your actions. When you're walking, you don't realise you are walking.
Without mindfulness, you allow negative energies to harm your mind and body. Harmful thoughts further feed your feelings of anger or despair. So, mindfulness needs to be practised daily. It is best practised when you're feeling well and not managing intense emotions.
To practice mindfulness, you need to get in touch with your inner world. Start by focusing on your breath. Observe the breath coming in. Observe the breath going out. Observe the breath while walking, eating or working.
Over time, you will have the ability to grow the seed of understanding, compassion and heal yourselves.
Start today. Start now.