How long will it take for me to become mindful?

As we are all unique and have different life experiences, there is no exact prescription around mindfulness and how long it will take to become more mindful. Mindfulness is a practice and can be difficult at times, however Thich Nhat Hanh (2003), a Vietnamese Buddhist, says

“Every mindful step we make and every mindful breath we take will establish peace in the present moment and prevent war in the future. If we transform our individual consciousness, we begin the process of changing the collective consciousness” (p.56).


Nhat Hahn, T. (2003). Creating True Peace: Ending Violence in Yourself, Your Family, Your Community, and the World. New York, USA: Simon and Schuster.


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