Every time I turn around I hear the new buzzword ‘Mindfulness’, but what is it really? We will be looking at mindfulness in this short series being guided by how the ancient yoga masters and the Vedas describe mindfulness?

Many say that mindfulness promotes self-awareness, but if I mistakenly think that the temporary body I am occupying is the ‘self’, how can this lead to true self-awareness.

Focusing on worldly experience and sense stimulation is also not real mindfulness but stepping back and becoming the ‘silent witness’ of the flow of mind-stuff is, and this experience can become a catalyst for true self-awareness.