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What can you learn about this person in particular and people in general by paying attention to this gesture? What are subtle differences between people using this gesture, and between instances when same person uses this gesture?
Remember, to develop mindfulness we need to notice new things, draw distinctions, shift our perspective, and stay focused on moment.
•Watching for a gesture allows us to pop into mindfulness mode whenever we notice our selected trigger. •Paying attention to various emotions and words of player helps us draw distinctions. •Looking at how different people use this gesture depending on circumstances teaches us to shift our perspective. •Spending even a few seconds of mindful attention whenever we see that hand-to-forehead gesture gives us a simple, brief, appealing opportunity to be fully present in moment.
Whether your interpersonal intelligence is highly developed or not, you can improve way you pay attention to world around you by engaging in this easy little game. Just pick a gesture, and start noticing when it appears.
Nobody needs to know. It's your secret mission. It will take only a few seconds here and there.
You will find that this is a remarkably powerful way to improve your ability to shift your focus instantly, heighten your awareness of visual cues, deepen your understanding of how emotions are expressed, and start seeing yourself as someone who PAYS ATTENTION.
Start sleuthing your way toward greater mindfulness by watching dramas unfold all around you.
You'll be maximizing mysteries of life!
Maya Talisman Frost is a mind masseuse in Portland, Oregon. Through her company, Real-World Mindfulness Training, she teaches fun and powerful eyes-wide-open alternatives to meditation. To subscribe to her free weekly ezine, the Friday Mind Massge, please visit http://www.MassageYourMind.com.