4. “Beginner’s mind” with a random object
Choose an object in your immediate environment and focus on it for a minute or two.
Don’t do anything except notice this particular object.
Maybe take it into your hands, or between your fingers.
Look at it as if you are seeing it for the first time. This principle is called “the beginner’s mind”.
Explore every aspect of the object – What is its shape, colour, texture?
You can do this with any object – mine have ranged from a pencil, to a cooking pot, to a plant…