Mindfulness means maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment. Mindfulness also involves acceptance, meaning that we pay attention to our thoughts and feelings without judging them—without believing, for instance, that there’s a “right” or “wrong” way to think or feel in a given moment. When we practice mindfulness, our thoughts tune into what we’re sensing in the present moment which can be of great benefit therapeutically. This practice helps one to develop beneficial qualities such as acceptance, attention, compassion, equanimity, and presence. All of these qualities are important in the healing process. These qualities can also enrich and enliven our lives by creating more balance, kindness, and fulfillment.