...in my years of study, I've never heard of a form of meditation that
would ask me to go to a public place, take my attention off myself, and
observe other people with compassionate objectivity...
Hereafter known as Sacred Eavesdropping, this meditation builds one's ability to pray in the manner described by poet W. H. Auden: "The definition of prayer is paying careful and concentrated attention to something other than your own constructions."
exerpt - "PRONOIA IS THE ANTIDOTE FOR PARANOIA:
How the Whole World Is Conspiring to Shower You with Blessings"
by Rob Brezsny