Since the term "mindful awareness" entered our modern lexicon, its meaning has had a wide range of interpretations and applications. ABC News Anchor and mindfulness advocate Dan Harris simply describes it as "the ability to know what's going on in your head without getting carried away by it."
At Advantage Awareness™, we use the very precise definition provided by Shinzen Young's Unified Mindfulness in which mindful awareness is "concentration, sensory clarity, and equanimity working together."
- Concentration is the ability to focus on what we deem is relevant at any given moment
- Sensory clarity is the ability to track our sensory experience (what you are seeing, hearing, thinking, etc.) in real time
- Equanimity is the ability to allow your sensory experience to come and go unimpeded
While these are three distinct attentional skills, they work together and are absolutely trainable -- with practice.
Along with other well-defined concepts, these skills lie at the heart of our programs. Their cultivation and application to one's career/life/experience will have a direct and profound impact on the myriad forms of fulfillment and success.