That's right. Mindfulness is a truly amazing thing. I have been practising it as well for over 1 year now and i have also noticed a huge difference to my feelings. I am at lot more at peace with myself and just happier in general.
What i was trying to say in this post is a little different though. I'm trying to get people to really question what it is that they really are. That what or who they believe they are is actually just an image. And it's the image which is suffering, not really them. For me, "i think" thoughts are simply produced by the brain, in the same way the heart pumps blood. We simply observe the thoughts as they are produced, then we give certain thoughts more importance than others. But we don't actually do the thinking. The thoughts which arise are simply a reaction to the environment. The eyes see a tree,the brain produces thoughts about the tree. We observe the thoughts about the tree. The brain recognizes a memory about what was on tv last night. It produces thoughts related to the tv show from last night. We observe the thoughts.
Have you noticed, from practising mindfulness, that there really is only this moment? That the past and future are really nothing more than images inside our heads. They really don't matter all that much. And also that you cannot separate yourself from the present moment, you are actually part of that moment. Say you are looking at a flower. The flowers existence depends on you, and your existence depends on the flower. So actually you are not seperate from the flower, in a sense. Do you see what i mean?
For me, most of the time i feel that i am an isolated individual which exists inside my body, and that everything outside of my body has nothing much to do with me, with who i am. But occasionally, while practising mindfulness, or sometimes while in meditation i feel a connection to everything which is existing at that moment. I feel as if i am not different from anything, that i am in fact everything and that everything is me. I know this sounds very strange. But this sort of thing has been taught for thousands of years. I think mostly people reject this teaching as they are quite happy believing that what they are is really who they are, so they don't want to question, as they don't want their beliefs to be wrong. Do you know what i mean?
I am really happy for you that you have discovered mindfulness, and that your life is so much better now because of it :) There is no need to try to understand what i am saying. Ultimately it is how happy you feel in your life that matters more than anything else.
Ps: Where did you learn about mindfulness?
"You yourself make the waves in your mind. If you leave your mind as it is, it will become calm"
"There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so"
"Sitting quietly, doing nothing. Spring comes and grass grows by itself"