Mindfulness, at its core is a Buddhist meditation technique and has exploded into popularity and relevance over the past decade. What was once an exclusive practice for Buddhists is now a global phenomenon and had reached its peak popularity in the west. Though it has been disconnected from its original routes and adapted for everyday use, many do not clearly understand the original beliefs at the forefront of it. This was inevitability for the practice to reach a larger audience. While the wisdom is still beautiful and powerful, the practice has become a show of its previous self.