Mindfulness nowadays has become a cool word for pursuing calmness and peace at heart. Mindfulness practice is getting more popular as it is now taught at schools, workplaces, hospitals all over the world. Let’s look at what ‘mindfulness’ really is first.
Let us start by looking at what is the opposite of mindfulness, “mindlessness”. Some people regard the state of mindlessness as ‘autopilot’ when we do things without thinking and let the episode of event happens on its own. Say for example, when you are on your own computer browsing around and suddenly, you realize you have entered your login and password to a nameless website. When it asks you if you want to proceed, mindlessly, you click ‘yes’. It is in the state of dreamlike where you are not really there, at the present. The way you are browsing the web is mind wandering and you are not aware of the risk or consequence of clicking or entering passwords. You just ignore all the things getting in your way to get it done.