~ Beginnings ~
Simply defined, mindfulness means being attentive and aware in a now focused, experiential, evaluative manner. Mindful, conscious thinking determines our sense of well-being and our overall satisfaction with life. Our thoughts are our personal construction crew. We construct our life one thought at a time.
The result of mindful awareness is the development of our virtues, which are the basic positive building blocks of our life. In the beginning we apply mindfulness to one activity at a time until we get the hang of it. With practice, our application gradually becomes a mindful lifestyle rather than a series of mindfulness activities.