A curious, open and accepting attitude.
According to Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh, the 12 mindfulness attitudes are:
➣ Acceptance: Recognize reality and assume it. Do not resist what life offers us, what it already is. Allow thoughts to come and go.
➣ Give in, let go: Do not reject or avoid. Accept the experience as it comes.
➣ Do not judge: Do not make value judgments. Observe thoughts come and go, let them go, without adding criticism or extra value (negative or positive).
➣ Patience: Understanding that things happen at the right time. Be open to each moment, to whatever comes.
➣ Trust: In oneself, in our internal practice as a source of knowledge.
➣ No effort: Without continuously trying to achieve a specific goal. Being, instead of doing.
➣ Beginner’s mind: seeing things as if it were the first time we experienced them, with that curiosity. Be open to new possibilities.
➣ Love: Consciously towards objects and people. Affection and love must permeate this process of observing the present reality.
➣ Forgiveness: You learn from mistakes. To err is human. You have to know how to forgive yourself and others. So we can move forward.
➣ Gratitude: Many psychological studies support that being grateful makes us happier. Thank others for making us live good times, for being there, listening to us, sharing, supporting us…
➣ Compassion: Being aware of our suffering and that of others makes us compassionate and helps us take care of ourselves and others. It is about having real interest and appreciation for the suffering of others.
➣ Vulnerability: Accept our shortcomings and those of others and learn to live with them. Have the humility to recognize that our environment and the universe will help us when appropriate.