Mindfulness is our capacity to be aware and present in an accepting and kind way.
Look daily into your entire conduct, to overcome the bad and develop whatever is good in you. Regular meditation, say about 15 minutes a day before you turn in, can be very fruitful in this regard.
Conversations with Myself - Nelson Mandela (2010)
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Mindfulness has really being helpful in really learning to fully be present in whatever I do. My relationship with my loved ones has really improved, and I'm able to manage situations very differently and much calmly. Now I'm a newly married man, and I'm continuing using mindfulness and I have no doubt that it will be very helpful in our relationship also.
Professionally I spent 2 years teaching mindfulness to youth and the feedback has always been very positive. Most of the students who practiced consistently noticed a positive change in their attitude in general, they were able to pay better attention in class, they become more aware of their emotions and this helped them to respond vs react in stressful situations.
Life is busy and our minds are always thinking and creating. Doing meditation helps you to actually be in the moment, to be still in the moment. I've learnt that through anything, breathe, breathe, and breathe. You will be calm and that will help you to function better. By functioning better we do better, by doing better we automatically become better.