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Two-Minute Meditation

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Two-Minute Meditation
This is your invitation to take a short break from whatever you’re doing.
Take a breath, relax your shoulders, and spend a few minutes doing nothing more than looking at this picture. “To practice this type of meditation,” says Johns Hopkins psychologist Neda Gould, “begin by looking at the image broadly, noticing colors, textures, depth, and shading. Then take a moment to focus on a particular part of the photo and explore these same components there. When thoughts take you away from the image, just gently return to what you see.”