Know ye that by the world is…

Know ye that by “the world” is meant your unawareness of Him Who is your Maker, and your absorption in aught else but Him. The “life to come,” on the other hand, signifieth the things that give you a safe approach to God, the All-Glorious, the Incomparable. Whatsoever deterreth you, in this Day, from loving God is nothing but the world. Flee it, that ye may be numbered with the blest. Should a man wish to adorn himself with the ornaments of the earth, to wear its apparels, or partake of the benefits it can bestow, no harm can befall him, if he alloweth nothing whatever to intervene between him and God, for God hath ordained every good thing, whether created in the heavens or in the earth, for such of His servants as truly believe in Him. Eat ye, O people, of the good things which God hath allowed you, and deprive not yourselves from His wondrous bounties. Render thanks and praise unto Him, and be of them that are truly thankful.

Modern clinical psychology and psychiatry since the 1970s…

Modern clinical psychology and psychiatry since the 1970s have developed a number of therapeutic applications based on the concept of mindfulness (Pali sati or Sanskrit smriti) in Buddhist meditation.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mindfulness_(psychology)

awareness; inclination to be mindful or aware; paying attention on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgementally
en.wiktionary.org/wiki/mindfulness

Non-judgmental, undistracted state that is a goal of meditation and involves being aware of oneself and one’s surroundings.
http://www.appalachianspa.com/spatreatment_glossary.html

A popular meditation method based on Buddhist principles and developed by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Mindfulness is a state of compassionate, non-judgmental awareness of the moment.
http://www.australiannaturaltherapistsassociation.com.au/resources/glo…

The mental quality of non-judgmental attention that can see things directly as they appear in the present moment.
http://www.gaiahouse.co.uk/page.php

the ability to be fully aware of what one is experiencing, without becoming at the same time, lost in that same experience
thewhiteelephant.org/the_white_elephant/glossary.html

sati (q.v.); s. Satipaṭṭhāna. – Right m.: s. sacca, magga.
http://www.budsas.org/ebud/bud-dict/dic3_m.htm

The energy to be here and to witness deeply everything that happens in the present moment, aware of what is going on within and without.
http://www.ccml.info/glossary/

Mindfulness is a technique in which a person becomes intentionally aware of his or her thoughts and actions in the present moment, non-judgmentally.
http://www.spiritual-experiences.com/glossary.php

This is one of the four DBT skills that students are taught. The purpose of mindfulness is to help students have more awareness of themselves in the present moment. Through awareness, students can then learn to understand their own behavior. …
http://www.northstarcenter.com/drugtreatmentterms.html

The calm awareness of one’s body functions, feelings, content of consciousness, or consciousness itself. An elevated level of awareness.
http://www.relaxyourlifenow.com/glossary/

Practicing mindfulness in Buddhism means to perform consciously all activities and to assume the attitude of “pure observation,” through which clear knowledge, i,e, clearly conscious thinking and acting, is attained. …
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A form of meditation that was originally developed in the Buddhist traditions of Asia but is practiced today by many, from meditators in monasteries to physicians in stress-reduction clinics. Mindfulness can be defined as awareness of each moment as it occurs and a purposeful attention. …
http://www.isabellehutton.com/alternativehealing_resources.html

The ability to focus all your attention on one area while staying alert, calm, and relaxed, as you witness your own body, mind, emotions, and spirit.
http://www.niawellness.com/nia_glossary

(dran-pa) is the mental factor that keeps the mental hold (‘ dzin-cha) on an object. It is like a “mental glue” and has three functions:
http://www.berzinarchives.com/web/en/archives/sutra/level2_lamrim/a…

(smrty-upasthana, yinian): Basic teaching whereby one is mindful of one’s body, feelings, thoughts, and phenomena.
buddhism.org/Sutras/DHARMA/GLOSSARY/IndexGlossaryM.h…

The quality of non-attached, non-judgmental observation of experience.
http://www.wildmind.org/background/buddhist-meditation/meditation…

Gentle all-round awareness.
oaks.nvg.org/buddord.html

Gleanings pocket p346 Disencumber yourselves of all attachment…

Gleanings pocket p346

Disencumber yourselves of all attachment to this world and the vanities thereof. …….
Know ye that by “the world” is meant your unawareness of Him Who is your Maker, and your absorption in aught else but Him. The “life to come,” on the other hand, signifieth the things that give you a safe approach to God, the All-Glorious, the Incomparable. Whatsoever deterreth you, in this Day, from loving God is nothing but the world. Flee it, that ye may be numbered with the blest.

We need to develop and refine our minds…

We need to develop and refine our minds and its capacities for seeing and knowing, for recognizing and transcending whatever motives and concepts and habits of unawareness may have generated or compounded the difficulties we find ourselves embroiled within, a mind that knows and sees in new ways is motivated differently. This is the same as saying we need to return to our original, untouched, unconditioned mind.

How can we do this? Precisely by taking a moment to get out of our own way, to get outside of the stream of thought and sit by the bank and rest for a while in things as they are underneath our thinking, or as Soen Sa Nim liked to say, “before thinking.” That means being with what is for a moment, and trusting what is deepest and best in yourself, even if it doesn’t make any sense to the thinking mind. Jon Kabat-Zinn