Western buddhists always want you to be mindful of everything.
“Be mindful of this, be mindful of that.”
Western buddhists are always lost souls and don't know what they're talking about.
The reality is that mindfulness is nothing but living in your head.
When you're “mindful” you are never free to create spontaneity.
That is why the “mindfulness” teachers are exactly that – teachers.
Remember that people who can, do.
People who cannot, teach you to be mindful.
The greats create the great work precisely because they do it MINDLESSLY.
If you create mindful work you can be sure you have created work that is meaningless.
However, when you create mindless work…
Then you're on to something.