Real Mindfulness is found through your BODY, cultivated through the sacred doorway of the senses and often through a process of inquiry and quiet reflection (*and ideally through your shared presence with a live instructor).
Mindfulness is a relationship you cultivate with your thoughts, emotions, patterns, conditioning, and behaviors. It's a path to understanding why you do what you do. It's a pathway to more choice and less reactivity. It has to be experienced to be understood and even then, words can't really describe it.
It's also not a magic bullet.
It doesn't create a perpetual state of happiness or bliss but it can make you considerably happier and well-balanced with far less life drama and exhaustion. It can enhance self-awareness and emotional intelligence.