Use mindfulness to support 'mindsight' (= brain awareness)
What I call brain awareness, Dan Siegel calls 'Mindsight' (the title of one of his many books). He connects psychology with neuroscience, by defining the mind in terms of physical neuro-biology. And his definition of mind explains why mindfulness is such a helpful practice.
He says the mind "regulates the flow of energy (information) within the brain, body and inter-personal relationships". In this definition, the mind is an "emergent function of a complex biological system" - it is created by, as much as it shapes, the development of the system.
Good differentiation of a system's parts brings flexibility - more different parts can be organised in more different ways. Good connection brings stability - parts do not do things independently or randomly. Good integration does both (ie differentiation + connection).
Mindfulness focuses attention in a way that improves integration of the mind.