Mindful vs Mind Full

I love to sing Gregorian chant.  I really do.  Our Divine Office books with musical notation and Latin words on the right and English translation to the left are a GPS for focusing one’s mind on spiritual things.  My mind, however, is often a trampoline for thoughts that lead to….mistakes.  We sing chant antiphonally, verses alternating between men and women.  Recently I heard a lone female voice join the men on the last two words of a Psalm verse.  It was mine.  I considered a cough or foot scuffle diversion – anything to cover the fact that my mind was that far astray.  Instead, conscience prevailed.  I kneeled (as is our custom), confessed, and re-focused.  Until the next time.