We can think of ourselves as great warriors, in the tradition of the Samurai.
Not in the mindset of the killing, but the art of training thoroughly, of appreciating the art of combat, poetry, the tea ceremony.
We learn the art of being present in stillness in the midst of action.
In my early meditative training, I learned to place 25% of my attention on my breath. The rest of my attention was trained to be relaxed and light; my senses took in what was going on around me and then let go, touching in and letting go.