Mindfulness meditation is a practice that allows for a person to train themselves to train their senses to be more present to the moment, rather than being focused on the past or the future. As one learns to meditate in this fashion, the inner space can also be seen more easily and patterns that are self-destructive can be noticed. Overtime, with practice, meditation allows for less reactivity to stressful situations, as a person is able to bring more awareness to their thinking, feelings and emotions, the same can be done with outside circumstances as they come up (watching events, rather than immediately reacting to them).