Thich Nhat Hanh
"Happiness is available. Please help yourself to it."
Mindfulness, when practiced regularly, allows us to see ourselves and the world around us in a new way. By bringing our attention to the present moment and learning to let it unfold we can find balance and a sense of calm in difficult situations as well as increase the joy in uplifting ones.
It is a practical approach which trains attention, allowing people to cultivate awareness and therefore enabling them to have more choice and take wise action in their lives.
The benefits of mindfulness and meditation are numerous and in adults the practice has been shown to positively influence the brain including impulse control, decision making, perspective taking, emotional regulation, learning and memory. It also has a variety of physical health benefits, such as lowering blood pressure, improving sleep, reducing pain etc