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Mindfulness is a word that is thrown around a lot these days, but what exactly is it? Mindfulness is a mental state achieved by focusing awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting the feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations. It involves paying attention to the present moment without judgment, in a non-reactive way. It helps to reduce stress, increase well-being, and improve emotional balance.

However, it is not simply about relaxation or “emptying the mind.” In fact, mindfulness is an active and intentional process of paying attention to experiences in the present moment. This requires effort, focus, and dedication to cultivate. Mindfulness is not a quick fix or a magic cure-all. It is a skill that requires regular practice to develop and maintain, and it requires practice in the right set, setting and with intention.

Mindfulness is not a form of escapism or denial. It is not about ignoring or avoiding negative thoughts, feelings, or experiences. Instead, it involves a willingness to acknowledge and accept them in order to process them. This increases self-awareness, reduces anxiety and depression, and enhances resilience.

Mindfulness is a way of living that is not affiliated with any particular religion or philosophy. Instead, it is a scientifically validated approach to improving one’s well-being and mental health. Numerous studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of mindfulness in reducing stress and promoting overall happiness and satisfaction with life. However, the specific ways in which individuals practice mindfulness can vary greatly from person to person. Some people may incorporate mindfulness into their daily routines through meditation, while others may find that being present in the moment through activities such as yoga or gardening works best for them. The important thing is to find what works best for the individual and to make mindfulness a regular part of their life.

Jerry Frear is a highly experienced transformation coach, executive coach, and business coach. With over 30 years of experience as a pastor and digital marketer, Jerry has a wealth of knowledge and expertise to draw upon in his coaching practice. He is dedicated to helping people become their best selves, and believes that there is always something to do every day to become better. If you have any questions or would like to connect with Jerry, email him at or visit his website at

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