For those of you interested in mindfulness and meditation, here is a set of exercises I've found exceptionally helpful in my own meditation practice.  

It's a relatively new technique for me.  

It's called "Open Focus."

If you're familiar with the idea of "the backward step" (moving awareness to the space behind or before all of the objects that appear in your field of view) this is quite similar in spots, and seems to have a fair amount of science to support it's benefits as well.

Really enjoying playing with these exercises.  Check them out below.

The Open-Focus Brain
Audio Exercises and Instruction Many of us have become stuck in “narrow-focus attention”: a tense, constricted, survival mode of attention that holds us in a state of chronic stress—and which...
The open focus brain. Free exercises and guided meditations. Check it out, here.