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
More example sentences
  • 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.
Example sentences
  • 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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