Mindfulness is our capacity to be aware, right here, now. We all have this ability naturally. It is built into how your brain works. It helps you focus. It gives you the potential to notice difficult thoughts and feelings without being overwhelmed by them. It helps you to develop more acceptance and kindness. Mindfulness is about practicing staying present and noticing what arises moment by moment.
Mindfulness training can help you learn to quiet your mind so you will be less distracted or upset by worries or ruminations. It can help you learn to accept your feelings without being overwhelmed by them. It can help you stay focused in the moment so that you can appreciate and enjoy the richness of your experience. When you learn and practice mindfulness skills your equanimity and mental control can improve significantly.