Our ability to live mindfully may rely on our levels of trait mindfulness, which the MAAS test has shown to be useful in measuring below. If you would like a general idea of how well you are able to live in the present moment, consider taking this quiz. As in all self-assessment tools, they serve us best when we can answer each question with the uppermost of openness and sincerity. This can be very useful information to acquire that may help clarify some inner questions you may have had. Or it may help you develop new inquiries that may well serve your next steps on your life adventure.
Instructions: Below is a collection of statements about your everyday experience. Using the 1-6 scale below, please indicate how frequently or infrequently you currently have each experience. Please answer according to what really reflects your experience rather than what you think your experience should be. Please treat each item separately from every other item.
Brown, K.W. & Ryan, R.M. (2003). The benefits of being present: Mindfulness and its role in psychological well-being. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 84, 822-848.