what is mindfulness

The Missing Link in Mindfulness at Work

There are some fundamental differences between a mindfulness meditation class someone chooses to go to in their own time, and a mindfulness course they attend at work. First and foremost is motivation; if someone chooses to take time out of their schedule and attend a meditation class, it is often because they have already researched mindfulness, heard about its benefits from a friend, or are simply curious. At work, mindfulness is usually offered by the company you work for, and as such is directly available to you regardless of whether you've heard about it or not.

What is Mindfulness?

what is mindfulness
The question ‘what is mindfulness’ is both very easy and impossible to answer. Impossible because mindfulness isn’t a thing, or even a meditation technique; mindfulness is an innate capacity of being an animal that is conscious of its own existence. Our species has named itself Homo Sapiens Sapiens: a human that ‘knows that they know’. This is really what distinguishes us from most other animals. It’s the source of our free will and every achievement we’ve made as a species, and what gives rise to all the qualities we consider to be human.