Mindfulness is less about a spiritual journey and more about focus and concentration.
BY FAISAL HOQUE
Several decades ago, the term ‘mindfulness’ implied Eastern mysticism related to the spiritual journey of a person, rooted in Buddhist, Hindu, and ancient Chinese philosophies.
All these traditions posit that being well, happy, and peaceful comes from practicing mindful living.
Today, mindfulness is less about a spiritual journey and more about focus and concentration. It is the ability to provide undivided attention to the present.
The scientific community now concurs that by practicing daily mindfulness, we can take advantage of the neuroplasticity of our brains and thereby improve the state of our lives.
So it’s no surprise that, according to a Forbes report, the “meditation and mindfulness industry raked in nearly $1 billion” last year.
Concentration is an immense power within our minds. Anyone who harnesses and develops the ability to fully concentrate on the present can avoid worrying, doubting, fearing, or sidetracking their focus on insecurities and endless questioning of each and every step of their journey. Keeping our concentration in the present without sidetracking to future tasks or goals is the key to reaching all our goals successfully.