Ways to practice attention include meditation, mindfulness, gathas, concentration exercises, walking meditation, descriptive writing, contemplative art, self-witnessing, and the specific spiritual practices below.
Acknowledge People Who Serve You by Alan Epstein reminds you not to take for granted the people who support you in various ways.
Choosing Where to Focus Attention by Susyn Reeve provides a hint for strengthening happy thoughts.
Daily Awards for Good by Drew Leder suggests keeping track of your accomplishments, those of others, and special graces.
Focusing Your Attention in Prayer by Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat deepens your intention during religious practices.
Grow in Resilience by Stephanie Dowrick points your attention to the strengths and values you need for moving forward.
Gym Meditation by Eric Harrison encourages you to let your body decide when to stop and start, and how much to do when you exercise.
Healthy Heart by Andrew Weil teaches a gentle meditation for noticing what sensations, experiences, sounds, colors, fragrances, and textures are in your heart.
Meditation for the Body by Mary Earle works with the Psalms verse: "I will thank you because I am marvelously made."
Meditation on Positive Emotions by Sharon Salzberg helps you recall pleasurable experiences that carry joy, comfort, or gratitude.
Mindfulness Breathing by Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat recommends a strategy for handling an over-active mind during meditation practice.
Mind Your Money by Raphael Cushnir asks for only a few rubber bands to increase your power of reflection about purchases.
Ringing a Bell by Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat leads you to a simple ritual that's as effective at home as in a sanctuary.
Running Meditation by Roger Joslin infuses holiness into every phase of your run, from dressing and warming up to changing clothes afterwards.
The Sky Gazing Meditation by Donald Altman helps you avail yourself of the expansiveness of natural vistas.
Tips for Mindful Eating by Jan Chozen Bays offers wise advice about savoring each bite, foods' influence on mood, and more.
Walking Down the Street by Pragito Dove turns an everyday activity into a shift of perspective.
Walking on the Stairs by Thich Nhat Hanh presents the idea of signing a respectful agreement with the steps you use most often.
Washing the Dishes and Clothes by Thich Nhat Hanh slows you down by allowing you to focus on a single dish or article of laundry.
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