Accompanying notes and diagram available at www.mindfulnessonlinetraining.org.
Your mind is always in one of two modes. You are either lost in thought or Present. Being lost in thought may also mean you are lost in your emotions. During these times you are disconnected from the infinite intelligence that is your birthright. Instead, the ego is in control and you become unskillful.
We are trying to move away from being lost in thought, and towards being present, which I also call Mindfulness+.