Our digital age propels us down a fast-paced lane where we are compelled to conduct our lives in cyberspace and nano seconds, multi-tasking, reacting instantaneously to messages that bombard us from all directions, and seeking immediate response. Depleted of time for pause and space for reflection, we become easily agitated, argumentative, impatient and tired.

While mindfulness is not a panacea, regular practice can help us cultivate our capacity to:

  • Reduce stress and anxiety in everyday life;
  • Improve our concentration and ability to perform;
  • Boost our confidence in dealing with difficult situations;
  • Be more familiar with our own mind and feeling states;
  • Make more conscious and wholesome choices;
  • Notice positive aspects of ourselves and others; and
  • Feel happier.