I expand the circle of people I talk to

Take another deep breath, and as you do, think about the last time you had to be really flexible. (pause 2 sec) Flexibility can mean anything and can be exercised anywhere. Today consider this simple question: When did you last talk to someone new in the school? (pause 3 sec) Who was that? Why did you talk to them? (pause 2 sec) For a moment, think about people in your class. Try to recollect every person in the class. Start by thinking how many people you are actually mixing with on a daily basis. Take a moment to do that. (pause 4 sec) Now try to rememeber everyone in your class. I will give you a bit of time to do this. (pause 5 sec) Consider how many people in this room you have not spoken to in the last six months. (pause 4 sec) Now think whether there are people in this room you have never spent any time with. (pause 4 sec) Consider how many people you have spent lot of time with, but have never spoken to, over the years. (pause 4 sec) What do you think you might have missed by doing that? (pause 3 sec) Keep that thought. Gently focus on your feet again. Remember you are sitting on the log. In your mind stand up and walk back to the forest. Focus on your bare feet on the forest floor, feel the cool bed of leaves touching your toes and your heels. (pause 3 sec) Now slowly bring your awareness to this room. Feel your feet on the ground. Feel your roots deep in the ground. As you keep focus on your feet, bring your awareness to this room now fully. Become aware of the chair under your body. Listen for the sounds around you. Bring your mind back to your feet. Where are they? Can you feel them? Gently wiggle your toes. Feel the full sensation of the floor beneath your feet. Slightly press them on the floor. Wiggle your fingers and rub your palms. Move your shoulders. Take a deep breath. When you are ready slowly open your eyes, first looking down then up and up until you are looking straight ahead. Do this in your own time. When your eyes are open give yourself a good stretch if at all possible in silence to give others space to do the same in their own time.