Thinking about why we practice mindfulness or what is the ground underneath our practice of mediation may be something we rarely thinking about. This article points to a very powerful word "intention." What is our intention, why are we embarking upon this road of mindfulness?
"the underpinnings of mindfulness are described as intention, attention, and attitude. Other writers, both from mindfulness and Buddhist Psychology, emphasize the need for creating an intention which directs the attention to cultivate a particular attitude to our experience."