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Week One: Fourth Day

Fourth Day: Being Fully Present in a Coffee Shop


Take a few minutes in your home or car before you walk in to a local coffee shop or grocery store.

Write down your concerns about the day so that you can come back to them when you finish this exercise.

Spend a few minutes noticing how you are feeling about going into a public space.

In the Public Space:

Go into a grocery store or coffee shop and walk around. Be fully present to the people there. Notice the mood of people and the mood of the whole store or shop. Notice the body language and the mood of individual people. When the opportunity arises interact with a few of the people. You do not have to do anything to them or to change their view about something or get them to go to church or anything. Just be fully present with them and see what happens.


Take some time and reflect on this experience.