Should we use the term mindfulness when we are speaking of meditation?

I have always felt a bit put-off by the term mindfulness. I find the word mindfulness to be incredibly misleading and prefer not to use it when speaking or teaching about meditation.

As a life-long meditator and seeker on the path of Yoga, I have been taught that the mind is unified and that we do not possess it. Imagining the mind is in my…