Your intelligence, ability to analyze and make logical decisions. Everybody uses their conscious mind to varying degrees, and have varying abilities to discern, analyze, extend and make decisions about situations. Mindfulness is about being consciously aware. The most mindful people have their conscious mind monitor a great many of their instincts, judgements, emotions and creative ideas, and decide how they will use it. Critical thinkers analyze situations and data better, and therefore make better decisions.