MEDITATIVE – cultivating attention
Today, let's cultivate active attention that allows us to be more present in our lives.
As we cultivate the ability to pay attention, the less we fall prey to habitual patterns and fall victim to reactive processes. Cultivating attention is a simple process of interrupting our habitual patterns. Meditation is an effective way to interrupt those patterns and develop active attention. As a result, we become more present in our life and mindfully respond, rather than react, to the unexpected and uncontrollable nature of life.
Take a simple activity that requires attention and do it again and again.
As you notice your attention get distracted, bring it back to the task and continue. Focusing on the breath is one of the most common and effective ways to cultivate our attention.
Return to what is here and rest.
What is a simple meditative activity you enjoy that requires your attention but not much intellectual effort?
We'd love to hear in the comments!