Mindfulness is non-egoistic alertness. It takes place without reference to
self. With Mindfulness one sees all phenomena without references to concepts
like 'me', 'my' or 'mine'. For example, suppose there is pain in your left
leg. Ordinary consciousness would say, "I have a pain." Using Mindfulness,
one would simply note the sensation as a sensation. One would not tack on
that extra concept 'I'. Mindfulness stops one from adding anything to
perception, or subtracting anything from it. One does not enhance anything.
One does not emphasize anything. One just observes exactly what is there--