What makes a gaze different to a stare ? When we stare at things, nature just gaze gently. That’s why I love the word gaze a lot. It does not harm or hurt anyone. It is a pursuit towards infinite perspectives. A gaze bridges the concrete contours of life towards abstract arcs of lifelessness.
Is gaze a mindful experience or a moment of trance ? I don’t know. I am sure our mind is full of flow states while we gaze. It is a moment when the flurry of thoughts slows down a little by little, changing patterns for good.