Let Your Attention Fan Out, Then Focus Like a Laser

You can focus your attention on anything that you can perceive, with any of your senses: sight, sound, smell, taste, touch, or on any combination of these.

How to do it

  1. Take an easy belly breath and then allow your eyes to wander, without focusing on anything specific.
  2. In this “discovery mode” of attention, imagine your attention to fan out noticing what you perceive in the wider area of your field of vision.
  3. Select a target for your eyes to focus on and bring your attention to that as you might adjust a camera.
  4. You can alternate between noticing all that is in your field of vision, and focusing precisely like a laser beam.
  5. Notice the impact on your whole body aliveness.


  • Increases your capacity for awareness and focus.
  • Enhances playful interaction with the environment around you.
  • Increases your capacity to take in your surroundings.