I don't disagree with what you say....but I prefer to speak of "Mindfulness" is in this way.
When you awake, awake in the Buddha Mind.
When you sleep, sleep in the Buddha Mind.
When you Eat, Eat with the Buddha Mind.
and so on.
No, I didn't make that up myself. It's something I read, but I can't remeber who first said it...and right now I'm to lazy to go and look it up.
Don't worry, I'm sure somebody will soon post a reply and tell me exactly where it came from.
You can just read that post if you're really interested.
I just wanted to say that what I just described is my conception of "mindfulness" or being "mindful" is.
I didn't say I can or always do it, just that it was my conception of "Mindfulness".
Shame on you Shakyamuni for setting the precedent of leaving home.
Did you think it was not there--
in your wife's lovely face
in your baby's laughter?
Did you think you had to go elsewhere (simply) to find it?
from - Judyth Collin
The Layman's Lament
From What Book, 1998, p. 52
Edited by Gary Gach