Your philosophical points resonate a lot with me as I'm sure they do with the majority of members of this community.
Mindfulness describes three things to avoid: greed, hate, and delusion. The second one, hate, is in fact broader than that word, and includes anger and fear. Delusion is my favorite of these - if a person is successful in avoiding delusion, well, we are funneled into truth.
Jon Kabat-Zinn is a leader in this area, having developed mindfulness in a clinical setting to treat people with chronic pain not well managed with drugs in Boston hospitals. That reduces the BS component. Meditation - lots of it - is at the core of the method, so it is more about doing and not that much about talking. The reason for meditation is to gain control of our thought processes, to discipline emotional processes. For instance, one may be frustrated and angered by the raping of the planet (and other things) but that anger is pointless. A calm mind helps in accepting the reality and acting effectively to oppose the trend and build something sheltered from the madnesses. Drawing heavily from Buddhism, mindfulness is not a religion.
The book Full Catastrophe Living is a great introduction, but his voice communicates better and the practice of meditation with CD feels like driving the car rather than just looking at it (the book), recommend CD entitled "Mindfulness for beginners". He is very entertaining, does not ask you to 'believe' anything, and admires Zorba the Greek. Listen to sample: https://www.amazon.com/Mindfulness-Beginners-Reclaiming-Present-Moment-and/dp/1622036670/ref=la_B000AQ12GA_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1502119486&sr=1-3
I've lived on my ridge in the Alleghenies for a decade now and I look for someone who would appreciate the fruits of my labor and protect and nurture the homestead into the future. For instance, I have planted / am planting walnut, paw-paw, Cornelian cherry, Siberian pine (nuts), pagoda and scarlet oak, kiwis, persimmon, chokecherry, plums, woodbine, beach plums, sequoias, etc., so many different nitrogen fixers, most of which will not yield fruit in my lifetime, and my adult children have no interest. It would make a great 'pick your own' operation to be comfortably self-sustaining. My nightmare is that some nut will buy the place and raze it for pulp. Natural Resources Defense Council has a program for succession. Ambivalent about NRDC as opposed to a personal connection, my point is that probably a lot of us homesteaders face the challenge of succession.
So I think your post is right on target.