Today’s lesson focused on paying attention to what we’re doing via a discussion about eating. There is a larger lesson in that we have a tendency to multitask so that we aren’t focused on just one thing. How good is our focus is we split it 2 ways? Three ways? Can we truly give our all to that email, that conversation, our meal, or that project while we try to do them all at once? What do we do ‘mechanically’? Can we stop that and think about what we’re doing before we do it? How many times have I opened the door to the fridge to get out something – anything – with no real thought behind it? How much better does food taste when we savor each bite? How much more enriching is that conversation when we are fully present for it?
Thinking about today’s meditation has me looking at my typical day and ways I can improve my focus/my presence. If I practice being in the moment the benefits have a ripple effect:
1) I fully experience that moment.
2) Anyone I’m speaking with feels listened to.
3) That project is completed at a higher level… and the list goes on.