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There was a time I read everything I could obtain on dharma. Some books again and again. The gradual over many lifetime models seemed slow track and based on assumptions of rebirth that were not certainties in all dharma. So basically I had a choice of two models, the fire path of vajrayana or zen. Vajrayana seemed potentially dangerous and zen incomprehensible.
Practically all spiritualities, stressed the need for mind training. One particular book (forget the name and author) that did not seem to have an affiliation, stressed the value of 'mindfulness' or in the moment awareness.
Static formal mindfulness is found in sitting and movement based awareness is possible in a range of activities. This mindfulness is something we can attend to and eventually notice the same attention in others ... if we are mindful ...
Being mindful at all times is possible in my experience and can lead to continual insight into ones study. Do you practice this current mainstream favourite?