Many people don’t really understand what mindfulness is and use it in the wrong context. One of the ways that you can understand it better is simply to break it down into the two categories, being focused attention and open awareness practices. Focused attention is what happens when you maintain a specific focal point during the entire practice of your mindfulness. This is typically accompanied with breathing techniques. If you start to feel nervous or anxious during this, learn to control it.
- Mindfulness is typically misunderstood because in reality it is just a different variety of practices.
- We can understand mindfulness when we break down the two categories which are focused attention and open awareness.
- Focused attention means that you have to focus on a single focal point during the entire practice period.
“Mindfulness is a lot like the word “sports” or “the arts” – there are many activities and disciplines that fit under its umbrella.”