I just read the educational activity for day 27 about mindfulness and I think I may have missed the point here, but it seems like I do it a lot every day anyway. My job may consist of seismic interpretation or report for example where I need to concentrate on what I am doing in the present in order to do the work. Is this not living in the present? Arguably it is always when I get distracted from the work, for example I make a mistake curse and think "I'm not going to get this finished" and get jolted out of the present task that the pain occurs and the best approach I've found for getting rid of my pain is to ignore it completely and get back to work because then my mind is totally focussed on the interpretation I am making and not the pain so it goes away. What I'm confused about is that when we are told to live in the present and and just focus on brushing out teeth for example are we supposed to try and completely shut our brains down at that point or get lost in the task at hand?