Often without realizing it, everyone has moments of this active, nonjudgmental rapt attention to . . . something. It really doesn’t matter what. Meditation is less about the target than about a state of pure attention that occurs before thinking. A knowing that’s more like intuition than cognition. The important thing is that when your mind goes off on its own tangent, you gently bring it back.
More a state of existence; less an idealized target.