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Though we’re often cautioned to “not get lost in the details,” they can enrich our lives and lead us on grand adventures without needing to travel anywhere. Consider the wonders contained within just one square yard, foot, or inch in the space before you. Or in any day, hour, or single moment of time. Consider that this is true no matter where we are, or the conditions of our lives…


Throughout your day, gently seek out the details embedded in your immediate world, noticing the richness they bring to even the most seemingly mundane things. Sense how your heightened awareness of details deepens your experience of the space you find yourself in; the work you find yourself doing; a conversation you’re having with someone; or something you find yourself observing up close. When you find yourself noticing the details that grace your life, say “Wow, thank you.” Notice how this practice makes you feel in your body, observing any sensations or emotions that arise. 

How does appreciating the details impact you?

What can you learn from and savor about the details that permeate your life?

Should you be inspired, please leave a reflection below…

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This practice is inspired by Mary Jean Irion’s sublime meditation A Normal Day. Explore the full seven-day A Normal Day practice.