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There are seven attitudinal foundations of mindfulness described by Jon Kabat-Zinn as the “major pillars of mindfulness practice”. The fourth one is

NON-STRIVING: To be fully present, we can be open and witness without an agenda. Accepting that what ever is here is good enough can be deeply healing.

“Non-striving is trying less and being more.”

Jon Kabat-Zinn

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:  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 ATTITUDINAL FOUNDATIONS:  NON-STRIVING

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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