Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle states that at a subatomic level the human act of observing changes that which is being observed. Since we are made up of sub-atomic particles does this mean that our mindful observation of something or someone we love changes that something or someone? It’s food for thought. Could it be that when we pay attention to a beloved child or partner, that very act of gazing lovingly helps that child or partner change in a positive way? What about just listening to a friend in need? How powerful an act it is to simply witness.
Wittnessing need not be about fixing or changing, but simply helping someone feel seen and accepted. There is no pressure to make anything happen. Simply witness.
Another way to state this “witness” phenomena might be to say “what we appreciate, appreciates” – what we attend to in a mindful and nonjudgemental way changes and grows in a positive way.
You don’t need to put on a lab coat or get a Ph. D. in quantum physics to take a few mindful minutes to really attend to something or someone you love. Give it a try. Let us know what changes.
We wish you twenty minutes of mindfulness every day!