Mindfulness means paying attention to experience in the present moment in a non-judgemental and kind way.
Mindfulness is embedded in Buddhist editative practice as part of the insight meditation tradition. Being mindful is becoming aware of thoughts, feelings and bodily sensations as they occur - moment by moment.
It embraces the understanding of how we perceive and relate to incoming stimulus. Without having to change anything, the experience of being mindful brings into focus how we create both our perceptions and our suffering.
Insight and awareness enables us to step out of projections and illusions and simplify what we experience. This enables clarity to occur, together with a sense of spaciousness, opening up, and being in touch with ourselves and the world.
Mindfulness has been found to be extremely effective in reducing stress and is also used in the field of therapy, health and education.