A person who is present knows
WHAT THEY ARE DOING
WHY THEY ARE DOING IT
HOW THEY ARE FEELING
WHAT"S HAPPENING AROUND THEM
When we are being mindful we are observing our body and stimulus in a non-judgmental way. When we are being present are aware of our judgments.
The benefits of being present include increased resilience, immunity, focus, pro-social awareness and happiness as well as decreased anxiety, pain and depression.
Shauna Shapiro recommends these simple steps.
1. INTENTION- Set the stage for what is possible
2. ATTENTION- Present moment awareness
3. ATTITUDE- How we pay attention; with acceptance, curiosity, kindness, compassion, self-trust
Accept then act. Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it. - Eckhart Tolle