attention is not directed by the will, it behaves in response
to the environment or according to past patterns.
To explore the behavior of attention.
Results: Insights, improved well-being, recovery of self-determinism.
1: For one minute, shift your attention around the room,
and notice how it fixes for a few moments her or is repelled there.
Most people can feel a difference between looking at their own
hands or looking into a stranger’s eyes. Attention lingers
on certain things while other things push it away.
you’re in a location that is very familiar to you, you may
find that the attraction or repulsion force is nearly the same
for everything. If so, redo the exercise in a space that is new
to you, e.g., a shopping mall.)
2: For one minute, close your eyes and review the events
of the past week. Notice how your attention lingers on certain
things while other things seem to push your attention away.
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