Mindfulness

Mindfulness is not a technique so much as an
important aspect of magical practice. Mindfulness is
being in the moment, allowing whatever task you’re
performing to have the whole of your attention in a
relaxed fashion, so that you are fully open to the
experience.
Mindfulness is important in magic because you are
tied to your environment, which impacts you. Being
aware of everything is critical to being able to pick and
choose what you want to draw on in your magical
work. It’s also important because you need to be able
to differentiate between good and bad (or supportive
and unsupportive) energy.
Reaching out and being able to sense what is around
you takes a curious blend of concentration and release.