Being mindful means observing all of life as it unfolds in the present, separate from our thoughts. Living mindfully means experiencing “now”, “this moment” and not missing it. When we live mindfully we realize the past is gone and never coming back and the future is something that hasn’t arrived yet and may never arrive. NOW is the ONLY time we are actually alive.
When we are not mindful, we may be only partially aware of what is actually occurring in the present moment. We miss life and all its many wonders, joys, sorrows and mysteries as they unfold all around us.