Mindfulness refers to purposefully paying attention in a particular way: in the present moment but also non-judgmentally. It can be described as an attitude, a frame of mind, a way of seeing and being. For a person to be mindful he needs full awareness, a concept from the Gestalt Psychology about which I wrote in a previous post.
Mindfulness not only results in noticing details. It simultaneously assists in seeing the bigger picture and connecting issues and solutions. Who wouldn’t want this?
Some key factors in managing mindfully are awareness, authenticity, presence, making good judgment calls and passion and purpose. I’ll discuss these three key factors of mindfulness briefly.