The last five minutes of any encounter are just as important as the first five. This is true for most things – conversations, work, editing, sex. You name it, our undivided full-on-straight-forward attention makes all the difference. By offering your focused intention and undivided attention, the emotional connective thread between you and the recipients completely changes. Or the outcome of a project, a competitive sport, a lecture, the last run down a ski slope.
If someone is curt and short, the lasting impression left behind in the ether lingers, leaving an energetic negative imprint. You’d rather forget the encounter. To change this, the more aware and mindful you are of your own attentive and active participation, the outcome, even in a negative encounter will shift. In other words, your kindness and attention-to-detail will magnify energetically, impacting the brusque individual in a positive light. Love how this works.
Ironically, I blew it yesterday when I didn’t take my own advice. In those last five minutes in finalizing the blog, the phone rang. My attention was diverted and divided. Instead of focusing one hundred percent, I was hasty, wanting to finish my project. My intention was to push the ‘preview’ button; inadvertently pushing the ‘publish’ button. I hadn’t had time to proof read. Not good. And of course, in the very first sentence there was a verb problem. For a perfectionist this is not a good thing. I quickly changed it however the blog had already got out into the cyber space universe. Yep, those last five minutes of careful editing would have made the difference, however I was multi-tasking, upsetting the apple cart. This once again proves the theory, the first and last five focused minutes are vitally important if not critical to create the visualized outcome.
Take sex as another example. If we take our consciousness, our mindfulness away from our own body and our partner’s, the fabulous end result is not going to happen. Sex when it gets right down to it, is yes, a mind set. Our conscious intention has to move to the right location with full-spotlights-of-glaring-attention-to-detail to make all the right moves happen, the desired outcome erupt. Those last five minutes, especially for a woman are imperative.
The first five. The last five. Focused intention and full mindfulness. Fireworks and applause. It’s worth it.
Cosmic sunshine to you.