By Ronnie Biemans, Dec 16 2016 05:37PM
What is all the buzz about mindfulness? It seems like nearly every day I see an article in the newspaper or a magazine about mindfulness and mindfulness meditation.
Several years ago while visiting relatives in England, I was amused by the slogan in the London subway system emblazoned on mugs, t-shirts, and posters: Mind the Gap. Simply put, the slogan meant pay attention lest you fall between the subway platform and the train—mind the gap between the two. Aha! Being mindful means to pay attention, tune in, be present. Okay. I can do that, no problem. Being mindful can keep you safe (no falls between subway platforms and trains), and that’s a good thing.