Mindfulness is where things start, but it can't do all the work. It's only one of the spices on your meditation shelf. This is why it's important to understand precisely what 'mindfulness' means, and how to supplement it with other skillful qualities in the mind.
This talk discusses using skillful effort and energy in our practice, avoiding extremes of too much laxness and too much striving. Explores the unskillful extremes we can engage in with our effort and a skillful middle way that incorporates diligence and balance. Discussed using skillful effort and energy in our practice, avoiding extremes of too much laxness and too much striving.
Truths of the observer require you simply to observe things and try to figure them out. Truths of the will, which cover relationships are skills, are things you have to bring into being or they never become a reality. In this area faith, confidence, and conviction make all the difference.