Pillar 1

Presence and Mindfulness


It is hard to be happy in the moment if we are not fully present in it and mindful of it. That is why Pillar 1 – Presence and Mindfulness is the base for all other pillars. 

Presence and mindfulness themselves can also be a great source of joy and enjoyment: savoring a great conversation, food, or memory; enjoying our body or immersion ourselves in reflection; tuning into our senses, or taking a moment of stillness to rest from the busy world.


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Perhaps today you can decide to take a short moment to fully focus on being present and mindful in it?
That is how mindfulness is practiced – one moment at a time.







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