If you are like most people, you are familiar with stress. You've experienced it. You’ve reacted to it. But you might have a hard time coming up with a definition for what stress is exactly. For sure you can describe how it makes you feel,
In the western world, the terms meditation and mindfulness are often used interchangeably. They are indeed two sides of the same coin. However, there are clear distinctions. Those distinctions are ever illuminating and ever-evolving to fit our contemporary world. The practice of meditation predates the idea of mindfulness.