In practicing mindfulness, acceptance and compassion for oneself is most important. Surrender those driving voices within that tell you what you should be doing, where you should be at, and what should be happening in your life. Release all expectations for being anyplace else but where you are currently at and rest in the reality of the present moment.
Mindfulness allows you to appreciate moments fully and recognize your own true nature and desire to live from the heart. Living from the heart means seeing the goodness that resides in you and in the world. It is honouring the interconnected nature of all living things, honouring your whole self and others in the web of life. Commit to cultivating a strong sense of self-acceptance and self-compassion as your first step to living more in harmony with the world.