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There are seven attitudinal foundations of described by Jon Kabat-Zinn as the “major pillars of mindfulness practice”. The first one is Beginners Mind: We have never been in this moment before. If we can just be present, we can appreciate wonders that are happening around us all the time. A breeze flowing, a gaze, meeting someone, a hug, looking or perhaps stopping and smelling a flower. 

“In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, in the experts’ mind there are few”.

Suzuki Roshi

Mindfulness is the ability to be fully present in the moment. Mindfulness has many benefits for us at work and in personal life, such as increased focus and happiness. The practice can help us reduce stress and anxiety.

What it is: Mindfulness can be defined as ‘Non-judgemental, moment to moment awareness’

What it isn’t: Emptying the mind, Achieving Relaxation or Religion.

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MINDFULNESS - BEGINNERS MIND

Simply put, mindfulness is described as a human’s ability to be completely present and fully aware of where you are and what you’re doing. It involves being able to feel everything and not being overwhelmed by what’s going on around you. 

Mindfulness is an ability that’s inherent to every human being; however, once practiced regularly, you become better at it, and it becomes more accessible to you. 

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