The good news is that none of us have to learn Mindfulness from scratch, in fact as children we were all experts at Mindfulness. In childhood it was our natural state to live in the present moment. What Mindfulness does is allow us uncover that natural state again. In Psychology Carl Roger's refers to it as our core being. On days when your mood isn’t too good that natural state (the real you) is covered over by a heavy layer of thoughts. Other times when your mood is better this core being is only covered over by a lighter layer of thought. Mindfulness practice allows us to disengage from these heavier layers of thought and be fully alive in the present moment. When this happens you are experiencing and not thinking. Remember the present moment is the only reality there is.