Mindfulness is paying attention with intention. It is a tool of investigation to understand the nature of the mind that includes openness, curiosity, and kindness. It is a way of seeing and being in the world. The more aware we are, the more choice we have to respond, instead of react, to life on life’s terms. Mindfulness offers the ability to train the mind and not fight the mind; to cultivate joy and well-being.
— Laurie Cousins