Ways to practice attention include meditation, mindfulness, gathas, concentration exercises, walking meditation, descriptive writing, contemplative art, self-witnessing, and the specific spiritual practices below.

smiling man doing a transaction with a woman customerAcknowledge People Who Serve You by Alan Epstein encourages heightened awareness, acknowledgement, and appreciation of all the people you encounter who provide you support and service.

Smiling Asian manChoosing Where to Focus Attention by Susyn Reeve reminds you to cultivate your own happiness by focusing your attention on the things that elicit smiles and joy.

Three award trophiesDaily Awards for Good by Drew Leder suggests staying alert to your accomplishments, those of others, and special graces.

Yellow rose on top of an open prayer bookFocusing Your Attention in Prayer by Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat inspires bringing a focused mind and intention to religious practices.

A seedling growing out of a crack in the sidewalk.Grow in Resilience by Stephanie Dowrick points your attention to the strengths and values you need for moving forward.

A Man in a green t-shirt lifting hand weights at the gym.Gym Meditation by Eric Harrison encourages body mindfulness – letting your body decide when to stop and start, and how much to do when you exercise.

A dark-haired woman sitting in meditation with her hands in prayer position by her heart.Healthy Heart by Andrew Weil offers a meditation for noticing what sensations, experiences, sounds, colors, fragrances, and textures are in your heart, as well as tips to improve your focusing techniques.

drawn figure of a meditator with words like "This body" "Aware" "Be here now" written in it.Meditation for the Body by Mary Earle works with the Psalms verse "I will thank you because I am marvelously made" to guide your awareness and attention to a particular part of your body.

Golden doodle puppy leaping through the snow.Meditation on Positive Emotions by Sharon Salzberg adds to your resources for joy by helping you pay more attention to pleasurable experiences that carry happiness, comfort, contentment, or gratitude.

Gray-haired woman breathing with her hand on her heart.Mindfulness Breathing by Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat recommends a strategy for focused awareness and mindfulness of your breath, body, and thoughts for your meditation and other settings.

A roll of $20 billsMind Your Money by Raphael Cushnir asks for only a few rubber bands to grow your awareness of the connection between your values and purchasing choices.

A brass bell sitting on a tableRinging a Bell by Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat provides a simple ritual for shifting your attention in your daily routine.

A woman running down a tree-lined road in the sunsetRunning Meditation by Roger Joslin infuses holy awareness into every phase of your run, from mindfully dressing and warming up to changing clothes afterwards.

Woman hugging a tree, looking up.The Sky Gazing Meditation by Donald Altman provides a meditation for growing our awareness of and connection to nature.

Hands holding a plate with beautifully placed foodTips for Mindful Eating by Jan Chozen Bays offers wise advice to bring focused attention to the needs of our bodies and hearts as we eat.

Woman from the back walking slowly down a crowded street.Walking Down the Street by Pragito Dove directs our attention inward – to the activity of our own bodies and minds – when we’re walking.

Man walking down the stairs - you only see his legs and shoes and stairs from the side.Walking on the Stairs by Thich Nhat Hanh advises signing a respectful agreement with the steps you use most often to help you bring mindfulness to every step and every moment.

A woman gazes at the dish she is washing.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.