Two monks are sitting side by side, meditating. The younger one is giving the older one a quizzical look, to which the older one responds, “Nothing happens next. This is it.”
It's true. Mindfulness isn't about getting somewhere. It is simply a matter of knowing where you already are; that you're already there.
Awareness – being conscious and alert to thoughts, experiences and events that are happening right now – is, of course, one of the key principles of mindfulness.
So too are acceptance and acknowledgement; being able to understand that things are (or are not) happening and that thoughts, feelings and actions, etc. are just that: thoughts, feelings and actions.
Along with awareness, acceptance and acknowledgement, you will have ...