Being mindful doesn’t mean you have to sit and meditate or focus on a word, breathing or an object for a certain period of time. Sure, if that’s what you do in life, like monks do, this is their ritual, that’s fine. But for most of us we need something more “tangible” to help us understand what mindfulness and being mindful and aware is, and how we can become mindful.
The reality is mindfulness has always been there, in other cultures. In the western world it may seem like a trend, a thing people do to look and feel interesting. However, this is far from being true. Forget about the research that shows meditation and mindfulness leads to cellular changes, reducing stress, balancing hormones and so on. Forget about the research, and just see how you feel when you try something similar to what I explained in the video below.