Do you ever catch yourself passing judgment “at first glance” or “judging a book (or a person) by its cover”?
Old phrases, yes. Yet I bring them up to invite you into a new focus practice. Imagine moving through your days, activities, connections with others in this way:
- Pause to close your eyes to the outer and breathe in to the inner
- Stay and respond
What does this mean? It means that whatever the outer circumstance, the visual, the situation you are tempted to react to, you do not react. Rather, you pause and shift your focus deeper and respond from here.
Where is your focus only surface level?
How would you respond from a deeper focus?
What are you willing to practice today?