Oftentimes in western society, the push to be optimistic and to think positive is drilled into us from a young age. However, if one is beginning to become more mindful, the transition to mindfulness may feel a little jarring. Instead of focusing just on the positive aspect of life, mindfulness encourages a realistic outlook on life that embraces the good and the bad, the positive, the negative, and the neutral. And this is where our audiobook begins, starting off by learning about this effective way of living that has been used successfully for centuries. Mindfulness meditation is all about using your thoughts to be present in the moment and crafting the world that you want to live in.