“Mindfulness entails concentrated awareness of one’s thoughts, actions or motivations. Mindfulness involves continually bringing one’s awareness back into the present moment.”

– What is Mindfulness?

If “being present” involves focusing on things (albeit in the “here and now”) and to be focused on something is by necessity and definition a selective process (i.e., selective attention), what are the desired objects of focal attention and what is best kept in the background or shadows of the attentional spotlight? Why are some objects more worthy of focal attention and other objects less worthy?