Often, when we consider mindfulness practise, we think it is all about looking inward. Actually, a major part of the practise is to look outward. To connect in a deeper way with the natural world and with the people we come in to contact with. Direct connection without interpretation or judging. We simply experience with bare attention.
It is this bare attention that is most important in learning mindfulness. We don’t overlay the direct experience with our minds. We just experience. We see, feel, smell, taste and hear the world. Nothing else. We allow our minds some well-earned time off.