“Can You See Me?” Eye-Gazing: A Meditation Practice for Understanding
Keywords:mindfulness, contemplative practice, self-reflection, oppression
AbstractThrough an autobiographical recount, this essay explores the meditation practice of eye-gazing as a way to create understanding about the self and the Other. Eye-gazing is described as a contemplative practice that individuals can use not only to be self-reflective but to sit with discomfort as a way to begin cultivating compassion and understanding for individuals. Within this essay, a definition of eye-gazing is provided alongside theoretical understandings of its implications for the PK-12 classroom space and broader sociopolitical context.
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