What does mindful awareness mean? “Mindful Awareness is the moment-by-moment process of actively and openly observing one’s physical, mental and emotional experiences” (“Frequently Asked Questions,” n.d.).
How can I practice mindful awareness?
- Pay attention. It’s hard to slow down and notice things in a busy world.
- Live in the moment. Try to intentionally bring an open, accepting and discerning attention to everything you do.
- Accept yourself. Treat yourself the way you would treat a good friend.
- Focus on your breathing.
How do you meditate on awareness? By practicing awareness — not identifying with what we think, what we feel, what we believe, or what we know — we get to create a spaciousness of mind that sets us free from the impact of our thoughts and feelings; it allows us to be more at ease with the moment-to-moment unfolding of life itself.
What is self-awareness meditation? The practice of mindfulness naturally gives the mind space to discover itself: this is true self-awareness. Mindfulness meditation also shows you clearly that not every emotion or thought is worth reacting to. It helps you prioritize and use your energy and time wisely and efficiently.