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One Small Step #4

This post is part of a series, each one is an exercise that addresses one part of your life and is designed to be brief and simple enough to become a habit.

The first post in the series is One Small Step #1.


Today touching
For five breaths, with your eyes closed if this helps, become aware of where you are and how you are. Just settle into you current situation.

Open your eyes and notice what your attention is drawn to or how your eyes drift from one thing to another for three breaths.
For three breaths, notice the colours and shapes, the edges where objects begin and the environment ends. Trace the edge of an object with your eyes.
Now spend three breaths with how you feel having done this. More in touch or less? More settled, agitated etc?

Finish with five breaths settling with where you are and how you are.


As always your comments are most welcome.


I'm Evan Hadkins. To find out how to live a more satisfying life you can download my manifesto on living authentically. It is a book of exercises to guide you to finding, nourishing and living from the core of who you are.

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  • Evan 2015/12/15, 9:25 am

    Sorry folks, messed this one up. Didn’t pay enough attention when cutting and pasting. Evan.

  • bikehikebabe 2015/12/16, 6:21 am

    I don’t see the mess-up.

    I don’t need this exercise. I see detail all around me so that I’m always doing little detail jobs instead of working on the main big job. This is about house-cleaning. Husband does main jobs & never sees a detail that needs done too (according to me). i guess we make a good team.

  • Evan 2015/12/16, 7:16 am

    That’s good to hear bhb. I think I’m like your husband.

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