Mindfulness is a mental activity/process, which cannot be defined in words and is non-symbolic. However, mindfulness can be experienced and it can be described, as long as you keep in mind that the words are only fingers pointing to the moon. They are not the moon itself. The actual experience lies beyond the words and above the symbols.

So, in describing mindfulness, it can be like this:

“When you are mindful… You become keenly aware of yourself and your surroundings, but you simply observe these things as they are. You are aware of your own thoughts and feelings, but you do not react to them in the way that you would if you were on “autopilot”… By not labeling or judging the events and circumstances taking place around you, you are freed from your normal tendency to react to them.”

Mindfulness leads to liberation in mind.






In answering this question, one needs to ask what business is. To many, it will associate with competition, numbers, hard work and pressure. But if you agree that business, being a facet of life, is basically about people, then you will appreciate that mindfulness is an art about people, or more precisely, about people’s mind which guides us in all our activities. Jeremy Hunter Ph.D, Assistant Professor of Practice at the Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management, explores this question in an excellent piece from Mindful magazine.

Download the article here to find out yourself.