This is the first introductory video in Dr. DeMaria’s popular Mindful Moment with Michael. In this video Dr. DeMaria explains the basics of mindfulness. Mindfulness refers to present moment, non-judgmental awareness of simply what is. There is a curious, open and welcoming attitude we cultivate in mindful awareness. We could even think of mindfulness as a kind of meta-awareness. Mindfulness has the capacity to improve whatever we are doing. Cultivating mindfulness throughout out day reduces anxiety, stress and improves creativity and our overall functioning.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Mindfulness itself is not judging, discerning, or evaluating – however, we can be mindful of ourselves being judgmental or evaluating – The Chinese character for Mindfulness would be more accurately translated as heart-mind-now. In my full Peace Within program we explore how to cultivate compassion, kindness in our mindfulness – which is a crucial dimension of mindfulness often left out of mindful teaching and practices. Stay tuned and subscribe for more in the coming weeks and months.