It's very valuable to have things you suspect but are unsure about confirmed
by just reading a little bit ahead. For example, I was getting frustrated that
in my attempts to observe the breath I was influencing it, making the breaths
longer or deeper. Reading ahead in here though, it explicitly called out that
this happens and tells you not to worry about it, and recasts it as unconcious
action, not actions you're doing unintentionallly.
I really like the definition of mindfulness as the optimal interaction
between attention and peripheral awareness. A definition that leaves out the
attention piece feels incomplete as awareness without intention seems
pointless to me.