The Buddha usually teaches that one should use one’s breath in order to achieve concentration.
Be conscious of each breath, each movement, every thought & feeling, everything which has any relation to ourselves.
Mindfulness = keeping one’s consciousness alive to the present reality
Machine thinking is the opposite of mindfulness i.e. repeating one thought
Mindfulness is the miracle by which we master and restore ourselves – it is the miracle which we can call back in a flash our dispersed mind and restore it to wholeness to live each minute = practice mindfulness in daily life.
Mindfulness is a means to an end, seed & fruit.
Practice to build up concentration, mindfulness is the seed, mindfulness is the life of awareness Presence of mindfulness = presence of life, therefore mindfulness is also the fruit.
Mindfulness enables us to live fully
Breath is the bridge which connects lift to consciousness, unites your body to your thoughts. When your mind becomes scattered, use your breath as the means to take hold of your mind again.
Breathe in lightly – I am breathing in a light breath, I am breathing in a long breath, full, whole body. Breathe out.
In a noisy environment think, the noise will continue, I can hear it but I will continue in mindfulness, aware of the noise, I can watch my breath as well.