"Mindfulness ensures that whatever you do will be done to the best of your ability. You can develop mindfulness by concentrating your clarity and intelligence on your work.
"Observe how you go about doing a simple task.
- How do you begin?
- How do you proceed?
- Do you actually understand what you want to do?
- Are you looking ahead to where this task will take you?
"Consider the effects of your actions from a broad perspective while observing every detail of what you do. Are you aware of the effects of each step you perform?
"As you develop mindfulness, you become able to observe how lapses in awareness affect the rhythm and tone of your work.
"When you work with mindfulness,
- your movements are fluid and graceful,
- your thoughts clear and well-organized,
- your efforts effective.
"Because you are deeply in tune with each stage of your work and the consequences of each action, you are even able to predict your results.
"You become aware of the motivation underlying your actions and learn to catch any tendency to forget or make mistakes.
"As you grow skilled at being mindful, you can penetrate to a profound understanding of yourself and your actions. "