O.K.; a body of science behind its benefits. However, a bandaid also does the trick for a papercut. Better to know how to not get a paper cut to begin with.
This demonstrates an ignorance behind the purpose and science behind mindfulness. We are all born with the inner voice that mindfulness seeks to tame.
But, if you want to be mindful, enjoy. What if there are people that are mindful naturals? Can they be made more mindful? It's all so deep.
Yes. Just like people genetically predisposed to fitness can increase their fitness. Mindfulness is a mental exercise that can show gains even for people who have a predisposition for it.
Then there is the thought that "flow" is the preferred state of mind for enhancing one's existence. Are the two analogous? You must have been in flow on many a programming effort?
No, they are not analogous, but that being in the flow feeling is something that mindfulness helps get into more easily. Mindfulness is, in a nutshell, about better controlling your inner voice and thoughts and being able to better focus on the present and be less reactive to external and internal stimulus.