Curious attention, intending to see things as they actually are is the most meaningful way for me to describe mindfulness today. Mindfulness is the cornerstone of the type of meditation I teach. It's deceptively simple, yet powerful.
Practicing mindfulness during meditation is pretty straight forward. Just pay attention to what's happening right now. Particular practices, such as, attention to the breath or sounds, naturally fall under the larger umbrella of mindfulness. It's a wonderful way to reconnect with the present moment. The most beautiful thing is when mindfulness begins appearing outside of meditation, allowing better choices to be made.