When we live mindfully, we are interested in finding out what is happening to us right here, right now. By paying attention to sensations in our body, thoughts and emotions as they arise, we learn to acknowledge how we are, recognize our own habits and patterns of behaviour and how they affect us. With mindfulness practice we gradually develop the capacity to be more aware, more often, noticing the ways in which we dwell in our rumination about the past or our preoccupation with the future. By being able to see our own behavioural tendencies more clearly, we can choose what we wish to modify and live more purposefully.