“The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it.” -Thich Nhat Hanh
Without realizing it, we spend a lot of time in a state of disconnection from our actual experience, either caught up in our thoughts, trying to avoid some sort of discomfort, or simply on autopilot. Anchoring ourselves in present-moment awareness can have a transformational effect on our view of ourselves and the world.
Mindfulness can be practice as formal sitting meditation, but can also be incorporated in our normal daily activities. Having coffee or tea in the morning can be a mindfulness practice, we can even use the time sitting at a traffic light as a time to practice being in the present moment.