Whilst we should not disparage any attempt to cultivate mindfulness, 1 second is clearly not enough to develop any significant insight.
is essential to develop the controlling faculties.
Mindfulness should be practised throughout the whole day without a break. Even if one cannot practise formal meditation for the whole day very often, one should practise mindfulness of all daily activities, thoughts, and feelings without fail.
Even a lay person with a young family to care for should be able to get away for a weekend retreat now and then.
• • • • (Upasampadā: 24th June, 1979)