What Is Mindfulness?
A mental state achieved by focusing one's awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one's feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations.
Anyone can participate in mindfulness practice, no matter how
experienced or inexperienced you are. Mindfulness isn’t something you’re “good” or “bad” at. It only takes a willingness to change parts of your lifestyle in order to fully appreciate and experience the present moment.
The mindfulness community at Hamilton strives to encourage slower and more intentional living on campus. Student life can be fast paced and stressful, but by staying in the moment and practicing intentional living, we can infuse a sense of calm in everyday life. Whether you’re interested in more traditional mindful activities like meditation or yoga, or find mindfulness in other activities in your life such as running, journaling or art, there are numerous groups on campus that allow students to live a more mindful college experience.