Definition of mindfulness in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈmʌɪn(d)f(ʊ)lnəs


[mass noun]
  • 1The quality or state of being conscious or aware of something: their mindfulness of the wider cinematic tradition
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    • The meditation he was teaching wasn't mindfulness of the breath.
    • Some people need such concrete visual reminders to maintain mindfulness of their gratitude, explains Emmons.
    • Simply being there with our body, with our physical sense of existence, is the mindfulness of body.
  • 2A mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, used as a therapeutic technique.
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    • Apart from the hours of sound sleep, you should try to maintain continuous mindfulness throughout your waking hours.
    • Long practice at meditation or mindfulness can also dispel the illusion.
    • For instance, a therapist may teach mindfulness, a concept borrowed from Zen Buddhism.

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