The Field of Attention
In this episode, I discuss the importance of training our attention. Many, raised in western culture, were not taught explicitly about attention or its subtlety, leaving us at the effect and control of outside forces, instead of our individual choice and creation.
This last winter when I attended a month long residential retreat with the Sounds of Light Mystery School of Sound Healing in Guatemala, where we explored the healing and transformational power of sound and cacao, I was introduced to a very specific practice around attention. In our sharing circles, we included asking for the attention from each member in the group before we began our share with the phrase: "may I have your attention please?" Simple, but powerful. Try it, next time you really want to connect and be present to the dynamics in a conversation or group. I would love to hear about your experiences!