Mindfulness: A State of Being
What I love about coaching is the emphasis on possibilities. To be open to possibilities means that one must be fully present, right here, right now. That is the definition of mindfulness: observing our thoughts and feelings (without judgement) or, as John Kabat-Zinn says, “paying attention on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally, to the unfolding of experience moment to moment. “
When you are mindful, you notice things that may have been within your reach for a very long time; you just didn’t see them. You take actions and make decisions that are in alignment with what you want to create for your business, your career, or your life. You think better. You do better. You live better. It’s that simple and that complex. Complex because many of us grew up mostly unaware of the immense powers of the human mind and heart. That’s why we study, we learn, and we practice what it means to be mindful.