Secular Meditation - Greater Boston Message Board › Collective Activity for the week of February 14
|A former member||
There was a lot of enthusiasm for last week's mindfulness calisthenics. I thought it would be nice to have one more week with this interesting exercise.
In and Out: This practice helps you to cultivate concentration and a more spacious awareness during daily activities. Imagine that your attention has two lenses: a zoom lens and a wide-angle one. As you move through the various activities of your day, zoom in on a specific task or object and then zoom back out again. For example, while washing the dishes, notice the feeling of the water on your hands, zooming in on the sensation. Is it warm or cool? Where do you feel it the strongest? See if you can narrow your attention to the edges of where you feel the sensation. Then shift to a wide-angle lens. As you continue to feel all of the sensations in your hands, open to the space around you: the sounds in the room, the view in front of you, the space behind you, and the ground beneath you. Alternate back and forth between narrowing and widening your focus and notice how it affects your experience.
Wishing you a relaxing week,