I am in the middle of writing “Embracing Your Light: Mindful Healing and Recovery from Sociopath Abuse” and am defining the idea of mindfulness in hopes of dispelling any misinformation, prejudices, or negative connotations, so you’re not asking, “What in the heck does she mean by mindful, anyhow!?”

Below is mindfulness to me:

Mindfulness doesn’t mean you have to do yoga or meditate or eat tree bark.

Mindfulness simply means you live your life fully aware of yourself, your surroundings, and how you and your surroundings affect and impact each other.

Mindfulness is compassion for yourself and all living things surrounding you.

Mindfulness is not prescribing to any particular religion or faith. The faith required to be mindful is a faith in oneself.

Mindfulness is a state of being and knowing, knowing you are perfect in your imperfections. Mindfulness is accepting your imperfections and understanding that they are not permanent and do not define you.

Mindfulness is knowing that life is in a constant state of change and flux and that you are part of that change and flux.

You are who you are today. Tomorrow, you will be who you are tomorrow.

Accepting this and being patient in knowing is mindfulness.


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  1. Mindfulness to me is the alignment of mind, body & soul fully in the present moment. This allows appreciation, gratitude, compassion & love to flow freely. Uninhibited & unrestranied by eathly teachings, physical manifestations & societal influences.
    Mindfulness is knowing you are no more & no less than any other living organism. Mindfulness is freedom from ego & true awareness of your value as a soul inhabiting a body. You are more than a body, more than your thoughts, you are a divine universal soul.


  2. great thoughts!
    mindfulness means you are awake to your life! mindfulness brings awareness and awareness keeps us from being mindless-sleepwalkers.


  3. although on another note–when I think of being mindful it makes me feel like I am doing something I don’t really want to do. For example we have to mind our parents–do as they say. I think the word mindful can be a trigger–at least for something of something that I am obligated to do but don’t really want to do. I wonder if anyone else out there feels like that? Although I prefer your definition much better.


  4. Can hardly wait to read your book! Although, I’m now curious about eating tree bark 🙂


  5. So beautiful. Your depth and awareness are so present in these pieces. Keep writing!! 🙂


  6. Reblogged this on A Yogini Transformed and commented:

    Mindfulness, to me, in a nutshell… ❤


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