What we call "mindfulness" today is more about its universal value.
It is not a belief system, a philosophy, or a doctrine of any kind; It's a simple meditation practice, or an attitude to life.
Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn, known as the father of MBSR, defines mindfulness as:
Mindfulness is paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally.
Most of the time, our attention is erratic, doing one thing and thoughts run away to someplace else.In mindfulness exercises, we need to deliberately direct our attention to an object or goal.For example, the most common "breath-watching" is constantly paying attention to your breath.
Everyone has a natural tendency to judge things.For example: "The weather is terrible today"; There was a noise on the side of the road. This person is very good-looking.
And "non-judgment" here doesn't mean that you can't make judgements, but you have to step out and be aware that you make judgements, rather than being dragged along by them.
Mindfulness is about letting you see your own judgment, do not follow the judgment and judge, accept yourself and then judge their status quo.
3.Understand the present.
By "the present," we mean everything we experience with our mind and body.
Broadly speaking, it falls into two categories:
(1) Feelings of inner experience:The feeling of being right about the inner experience.For example: an idea that comes up in your head; Your current mood; Or your body's feelings and so on.
(2) Observation of external phenomena:Observation of the external environment.For example, the sounds you hear, the sights you see, the smells you smell, and so on.