Mindfulness is the source of happiness, which brings awareness of our connection with the environment around us and helps us live in harmony and peace with it. Also, mindfulness builds viability and resilience with changes in our lives. The ultimate goal of every human being is ultimately to be happy and well, and mindfulness prepares us for that. Mindfulness transits us from emotionally harming ourselves to being able to work successfully towards viability. Happiness follows success, and fosters viability over vulnerability.

As part of the webinar series of the research network on small-scale fisheries "From Vulnerability to Viability" Saamdu Chetri of the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur and Founding Executive Director of the Gross National Happiness Centre in Bhutan talked about the importance of mindfulness for oneself and others as a way to achieve one's goals and thus also trigger happiness.

He submitted that this was a major way to have viability prevail over vulnerability. The full talk is available here.