“HIGHLIGHTING DISENCHANTMENT”: Excerpt From: Catherine, Shaila. “Focused and Fearless.”

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Observe the quality of disenchantment as it occurs in simple ways: perhaps as you turn away from attractive perceptions, or change tasks throughout the day.
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What does the mind feel like when it is enthralled with a sensory experience?
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What occurs when that seduction ends?
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As you walk around the block and see a beautiful sunset, or as you savor a delicious meal, notice the moment when you are seduced into the experience.
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Then observe the moment when the mind releases that enchantment and moves on to the next thing.
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No one exists transfixed the entire day by a single sensory pleasure.
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Observe disenchantment occurring as you move from one activity to the next as you are attracted to
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and then fail to notice various sensory stimuli; as you make this food choice, then that; and as you alter your recreational preferences.
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Highlight and study mundane experiences of disenchantment in your daily routine.
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Then, during formal meditation, observe this same dynamic.
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