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Mindfulness : The Presence of Now As It Is

November 4th, 2018 The concept of Mindfulness that we come across often these days, is a secular Buddhist tradition developed 2500 years ago and called Sati at the time. Sati is the first of the seven mental capacities towards enlightenment  in the Buddhist practice. It is first translated into English as Mindfulness in 1881. Although it seems like it is associates with thinking since there is mind in the word itself, according to Buddha it actually means full awareness of now. There exists various understandings on Sati / Mindfulness in different traditions, the contemporary definition of Mindfulness is done by Jon Kabat Zinn who is the founder of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Clinic in USA. Mindfulness; according to Kabat Zinn is an awareness state that rises when we bring our non-judgemental attention to the experience now with openness, kindness and compassion. It is not focusing the mind on something but being open to what that experience brings you in that specific moment, physically, emotionally and mentally. It is not about preventing the mind to think …