You know?... I started to write what the barriers are for me, but it all looked so dark and bleak in writing that I could not put it "out there". Nothing of sweetness and light. I do appreciate this site and check in most daily. My failure to reply to questions "publicly" is due to what I mentioned, and certainly not due to lack of interest!
Thank you all for being there.
I forgot to mention that this is not a new concept or practice to me. Have "worked" on mindfulness ( simply a newer term) since the early '70's. I should say "struggled with" due to life, grief and medical issues.