Mindfulness is having a guard on your mind and remembering what you are supposed to be doing. To be mindful, instruct your gatekeeper what to do in order to keep negativity out of your mind. Mindfulness can help you stop being angry, because you become more alert to what’s happening inside. Mindfulness is the ability to know and be aware. It’s developed through different degrees of efforts and attentiveness. It allows for more connectivity with the physical body and the environment. Four main focuses of mindfulness are The Body, The Feelings, The Mind, and The Consciousness. Mindfulness can help reveal hidden stresses and health problems that may have been ignored. Mindfulness helps you focus on the present moment, which allows you to experience energies and insights you wouldn’t otherwise be able to see. Focusing mindfulness can lead to enlightenment.
This dhamma talk was originally recorded using a low quality MP3 to save on file size on 1st November 2002. It has now been remastered and published by the Everyday Dhamma Network, and will be of interest to his many fans.
These talks by Ajahn Brahm have been recorded and made available for free distribution by the Buddhist Society of Western Australia. You can support the Buddhist Society of Western Australia by pledging your support via their Patreon page.