What is mindfulness?
"An apprenticeship to dwell in a continuum of nourishing presence with kindness, interest, patience & love."
Mindfulness is a consistent training to appreciate the fullness of all life. It is the art of balancing doing with being.
When we feel threat, stress, hunger, exhaustion, hecticness; our nervous system can move out of its 'window of tolerance' and into a reactive mode. This can be towards hyperarousal or hypoarousal, neither make for good decision making or feelings of wholeness.
Mindfulness nourishes the expansion of this window, we experience calm in the mind and body, feel more flex in our being. Out of this calm grows deepening space and understanding to respond as opposed to react.
The person who is mindful (self/other aware) has more options. These are steps into freedom, we are literally creating neural pathways of goodness.