'Mindfulness', is meditation without chanting and a more recognisable and relevant way to me of being still and training oneself to listen to who we are. The basic principle is that we can't hear who we are and nor can we find our true purpose because our thoughts and to do lists and the very way we go about our daily lives prevent us from understanding. Its no surprise then that this also takes training and practice. You can't change course if you have been wired a certain way in the modern world from the start. When we experience mindfulness, which can become part of all of our conscious lives, not just in meditation, we start to live more peaceful and happier lives. Imagine, all the energy devoted to 'doing' rather than 'being' and its no wonder we get tired. Tired of trying to be someone else to please others, tired or all the efforts we are making to 'be successful', tired of not being kind to ourselves in the process. And then there is the acceptance of how we are, being truer to ourselves which also is part of mindfulness. North America Indian culture gave people names that described or embodied their character and said something about who they were. An attempt at a true name seems more appropriate does it not. What names have we been given and why? Do these names help us be who we truly are.