What is Mindfulness?

Pema Chodron

Mindfulness can be defined as “moment to moment awareness of present experience, with acceptance.
Mindfulness is a skill which must be deliberately cultivated, and this is where meditation practice comes in. The art of meditation is precisely in knowing how to effectively practice awareness  With systematic and repeated practice of staying attentive to the present moment, gradually the mind quiets down of its own accord. Paradoxically, mindfulness comes about by our becoming aware of the mind’s difficulty in remaining aware.