Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we're doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what's going on around us. While mindfulness is something, we all naturally possess, it's more readily available to us when we practice on a daily basis in order to experience Happiness.
There is so much in our external environment to drag us away from the present moment that we don't even realize that we are mentally never present in that moment. We only exist in that moment, but we don't live it. And this is the reason we remain disconnected with the world around us. So many of us experience stress, anxiety, aggression, loneliness and detached from the environment around us.