noun mind·ful·ness \ˈmīn(d)-fəl-nəs\

Definition of mindfulness

  1. 1 :  the quality or state of being mindful

  2. 2 :  the practice of maintaining a nonjudgmental state of heightened or complete awareness of one's thoughts, emotions, or experiences on a moment-to-moment basis; also :  such a state of awareness

Circa 1530

First Known Use of mindfulness

circa 1530

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