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The Practice of Meticulous Attention

Meticulous attention

To give your meticulous attention to a task, a person, an action, a moment means to give it everything you have right now: all of your concentration, time, love and devotion.

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The Practice of Meticulous Attention

The Practice of Meticulous Attention

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A fraction of our attention

When we put into our daily activities only a fraction of our attention:

  • We never fully give ourselves to any task.
  • Our minds become stressed from the neverending switching.
  • We are denying the possibility of full connection.
  • We lose the chance to be present with our bodies.
  • We don't appreciate the beauty of this moment.

Meticulous attention

To give your meticulous attention to a task, a person, an action, a moment means to give it everything you have right now: all of your concentration, time, love and devotion.

The practice of Meticulous attention

  • Notice each activity that you’re doing as a separate event.
  • For every event, ask yourself what you can do to give it your full attention. Turn off your phone? Turn your body fully toward the person asking for your attention?
  • Give the moment your undivided attention. Let go of thoughts about the future and past and turn toward what you’re facing even more.

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