We are all familiar with the tendency of the mind to be constantly occupied. The endless stream of thoughts, plans, worries, daydreams. We often live predominantly in our heads, being “ruled” by the thinking mind. Mindfulness training is a practice in which we train our attention and awareness. Your mind doesn’t have to be empty or still for this. Mindfulness offers an opportunity to develop a different relationship with your mind, to cultivate awareness and become increasingly conscious of the presence of thinking, of the presence of thoughts. To observe them without being constantly caught up in them. By redirecting your attention more frequently, you learn to create distance from the whirlwind of thoughts in your head. You can improve your concentration and relax more easily. The mind becomes calmer.