This is a quote from Deborah Gruenfeld’s video (14 minutes) on the body language of power. She offers some deep insights into how we interact with each other.
How about offering some attention to yourself, just for a few moments today, while washing your hands or waiting for the elevator?
And can you also notice yourself dismissing someone? Why doesn’t that person merit your attention? What if you override this impulse and see if you can relieve suffering in another fellow creature?