Mindfulness is a conscious meditative practice involving awareness of one’s body, mind and spirit. A famous example of mindfulness is of the Buddha eating an orange. If you don’t think much about eating an orange, it is gone before you know it.
Instead, if you involve all five senses (smell, taste, vision, hearing, and touch) as you peel, taste, observe and feel the orange, it becomes a whole new experience of recognizing the present moment completely and fully. Quiet mindfulness practices may involve sitting and breathing; active mindfulness may be done while walking, talking, or even laughing.