Module 2: What Is Mindfulness?
“In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s mind there are few.”
– Shunryu Suzuki
People often confuse the concept of mindfulness with the idea that one should “stop and smell the roses.” However, if you found yourself with your nose stuck deep into a flower in a field where an angry bull was bearing down on you, this would be the exact opposite of being mindful. Put simply, mindfulness is a state of mind where you are fully conscious and engaged in the present moment and with the demands of the present moment.