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Exercise 14: Flames, Clouds, and Waves

Background: There is something powerful about finding a slowly-changing scene to behold.  Perhaps it occupies just enough of our awareness to let us fully engage in the present moment.

The Exercise

  1.  Locate the visual stimulation by lighting a candle or other fire, laying down in the grass, or locating yourself at the ocean or beach, where you can watch and listen to the waves lapping the shore.
  2. Inhale.  Exhale.
  3. Behold the sights before you.
  4. As intrusions enter, return yourself to the thing you are watching.