Nearly every week the Ask Teal episode that I select is where I pick a topic and then I go as in-depth as possible to increase the awareness around that subject. But today, I’m going to do a little something different. It’s been proven that if somebody talks, meaning somebody is learning auditorily, they only retain a very small percentage of the information. When you add sight to the experience, they retain more and each subsequent sense that you add, Increases a person’s capacity to retain information or learn a lesson. It’s with that in mind that I’m going to tell you, today, instead of teaching you something, through my voice and through visual images, I’m going to teach you through an experiential exercise. So here’s the exercise that you’re going to be doing for this week: I want you to go out into town or some place that’s crowded and for 10 minutes, walking slowly or sitting somewhere that people pass you, you’re going to do the following: First you’re going to focus on each person that passes you. As each person passes you, think of something you see that you don’t like or hate about them. You’re specifically going to say it in your head like this: I don’t like, fill in the blank, about you. Time yourself, do this for 10 minutes. Notice how you feel in your body. How do you feel about yourself and about the world? How do people react to you? Then you’re going take a ten minute break. You’re going to drink some water. Then, timing yourself for another 10 minutes, you’re going to focus on each person that passes you. But this time, with each one, you’re going to think of something you see that you like or love about the person. Say it in your mind like this: I love, fill in the blank, about you. Notice how you feel in your body. How do you feel about yourself and about the world? How do people react to you? You may be tempted to do this for less than 10 minutes, but I’m going to tell you, doing the full 10 minutes and timing yourself is what’s necessary to understand the full impact of this exercise. So that’s the exercise for this week. All that stands between you and the awareness of what this exercise shows you, because I’m not going to tell you, you’re going to figure it out for yourself, is actually doing the exercise. Which really boils down to your level of commitment to your own awakening or lack thereof. Have a good week.