A famous Zen poem reads:
The old Pond. A frog jumps in. Plop
This is a wonderful description of bare attention. The poet, Basho, goes directly to the essence of his experience: the pond, frog, plop. We can say that in meditation we are developing plop mind. We are stripping away everything that is extraneous to our immediate experience and simply being present with what is happening. This is bare attention: direct, essential, non-interfering.
My only regret is that I didn’t tell enough people to fuck off.