You are the sky – everything else is just the weather.

Mindfulness has now entered the vocabulary of anybody interested in physical and psychological well-being and is more and more widely applied across several fields – medical, educational, corporate and beyond.

Research in neuroscience increasingly confirms that the capacity to pay attention intentionally, in the present moment and non-judgementally (in Jon Kabat-Zinn’s definition) has a positive impact: on concentration and attention, on the ability to face hardships, disease and stress, on the perception of what happens around us, on the prevention of depression and anxiety and even on the development of creative thinking.

Mindfulness is not a mere technique to apply functionally, nor a miraculous panacea for everything we do not like in our lives. Rather, it is the gradual rediscovery of our natural resources – often stifled by the stress of everyday life – whose aspiration is the acceptance of ourselves and whatever is around us because, as a Buddhist adage goes,

You are already perfect as you are, but you can always get better.

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