The term sounds easy enough to comprehend, but there is a much deeper meaning. Terms like mindfulness and loving-kindness seem obvious, but you have to understand them before you can implement them, into your daily life.

This reminds me of a conversation I, recently, had with a friend. He was reading the personal ads, in the singles section, and came across another term: “consciously aware.” He was grasping to understand why so many women had listed this as a prerequisite to any kind of relationship, with a male companion.

When he mentioned this to me, and I could see the puzzlement all over his face, I couldn’t suppress a smile. I asked him, “Are you a good listener?” Now, he was completely “thrown off the track.”

So, I explained that women, who had been exposed to men, who didn’t listen, had written these advertisements. Living in the moment, and being consciously aware, are components of mindfulness.

Therefore, let’s take an in-depth look at the meaning of mindfulness. Staying in the present moment is, probably, the hardest part, for most of us. We spend so much time thinking about the past and future, that there is little time to see life, as it is.