Mindfulness is simply the awareness of the present moment—it’s living in the here and now. It is paying attention, on purpose, to life as it happens. When we practice mindfulness, we are able to escape the “monkey mind”—the constant droning on and on of the ego or the thought process; the part of us that lives in the past and/or obsesses about the future.
Mindfulness is valuable in day-to-day life to help us be more aware of the bliss in every single moment,, and it is also a useful tool in connecting to and nourishing our physical body. Fostering awareness around our meals and the food we consume allows us to more fully appreciate what we put on our plate while also helping us to cultivate a more compassionate and accepting view of our body temple.