4/cups rides a fine line between being introspective and being self absorbed. The positive aspects of 4/swords are the times when you are reflective, meditative, quiet and usually in deep contemplation; all wonderful qualities! Sometimes though that contemplation can mean a personal absorption so self-focused that we miss other important messages literally being handed to us.
It could be the person who wants to be your friend but you are too busy to notice. The elderly neighbor who would love some company but you are too busy. A job or potential mate is available but because we have been so focused on what we think we want we cannot see the wonderful thing being offered just right of center. Being Now-focused helps with seeing what truly is outside of ego.
Take 10 minutes today to be present focused in the company of others, I bet you will see something you did not notice before.
1. Lately, I have been distracted by the following issue... I know I have not been paying attention because...
2. I have a feeling I should bring my focus and attention on the following...
3. Today I took 10 minutes being Now-Focused, this is where I was and this is what happened.
4. Today I took 10 minutes to turn off any electronics that took me out of the present moment, here is what happened...
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