Meaning of mindfulness in English:


Pronunciation /ˈmʌɪn(d)f(ʊ)lnəs/


mass noun
  • 1The quality or state of being conscious or aware of something.

    ‘their mindfulness of the wider cinematic tradition’
    • ‘The meditation he was teaching wasn't mindfulness of the breath.’
    • ‘Some people need such concrete visual reminders to maintain mindfulness of their gratitude, explains Emmons.’
    • ‘Simply being there with our body, with our physical sense of existence, is the mindfulness of body.’
    • ‘The first foundation includes various practices for developing mindfulness of the body.’
    • ‘In mindfulness of body, there is a sense of finding some home ground.’
    • ‘This is the first stage of mindfulness of breathing.’
    • ‘All this in a plant with no eyes or imaging organs anybody knows about, no brain or nervous system to support mindfulness.’
    • ‘Try to develop deep concentration through the awareness of the breath which is called the mindfulness of the breath or you can say mindfulness of the body.’
    • ‘We can practise the exchange of self and other with spiritual friends by developing mindfulness of their needs and putting them before our own.’
    • ‘I just think it's wrong to live with someone else without treating them with a certain amount of respect and mindfulness.’
    • ‘So mindfulness of drinking is already one kind of enlightenment.’
    • ‘In order never to be overcome by harm-doers, cultivate patience through mindfulness of the demerits of anger.’
    • ‘The training of mindfulness of the body can be called the establishment and maintenance of that capability of peace without impulses and emotions.’
    • ‘At such times, mindfulness of the practice of patience and the application of certain techniques will help us to continue generating this attitude.’
  • 2A mental state achieved by focusing one's awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one's feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, used as a therapeutic technique.

    ‘Apart from the hours of sound sleep, you should try to maintain continuous mindfulness throughout your waking hours.’
    • ‘Long practice at meditation or mindfulness can also dispel the illusion.’
    • ‘For instance, a therapist may teach mindfulness, a concept borrowed from Zen Buddhism.’
    • ‘Moral discipline also strengthens mindfulness, which is the life of concentration.’
    • ‘In a way, maintaining mindfulness is comparable to making a journey.’
    • ‘There are specific ailments where mindfulness has been shown to be helpful.’
    • ‘Open-mindedness, which is the fruit of mindfulness, forms the basis for the disciplines of insight.’
    • ‘Hence the importance of mindfulness in the spiritual training of the yogi on the Aryan path.’
    • ‘We integrated mindfulness into a maintenance form of therapy.’
    • ‘Every moment of mindfulness is a moment of truthfulness, of directed knowing.’
    • ‘Through mindfulness we have to give up things we are attached to.’
    • ‘Mindfulness, or awareness, which is the equilibrating faculty, balances them all.’
    • ‘In Buddhism, this can arise through the practice of meditation, the practice of mindfulness.’
    • ‘The purpose of the disciplines of mindfulness is to do something about this absent-mindedness.’
    • ‘Meditation is one way to express mindfulness in a dedicated, concentrated manner.’
    • ‘A useful object of meditation should be one that promotes mindfulness.’
    • ‘Meditation is the practice of concentration and mindfulness leading to insight.’
    • ‘But I strongly believe that whoever practises mindfulness as part of his or her life will be able to survive perfectly in every situation.’
    • ‘Our true nature is a very deep and wonderful mystery, but using the power of mindfulness, we can more easily allow the manifestation of our true nature.’
    • ‘If you think mindfulness involves labeling what comes up and doing everything in a very deliberate fashion, you will suffer enormously because the world is not under your control.’