I remember the first time I heard the word "mindfulness". I remember it because I thought it was something related to the mind being full of something. It turned out it was not exactly being full and not exactly being empty. It turned out to be a fascinating trip into the depths of the person I call myself.
Being who I am, I took a course to know exactly what mindfulness meant. I learnt a lot more than I could have expected. My life changed dramatically in only one month. There was no reaction now, I saw and acted. That lasted for some time until I forgot.
As time went by I discovered meditation. This was a completely different experience. Meditating makes me whole. Meditation makes me cry and makes me smile. It is so powerful that it is scary. I can´t think of life without even a few minutes of meditation every day. When I started to meditate with others I found a connection with fellow human beings that I had never felt before.