This morning I thought of another thing it changes for me. With friends, colleagues and people who I am walking alongside in life, I often say "what are you thinking" as I can tell they are processing something. This perspective puts new light on that - if I'm encouraging myself to not pay as much attention to every thought/feeling that comes into my brain (notice, make space for it, but not let fuse with it), how do I use that to influence how I relate and work with others? I suspect that sometimes that will mean continuing to ask the question (making space for it) and sometimes not (not helping the person/us be fused with their unhelpful thoughts). It'll be interesting to observe this and learn as I practice it.
Another helpful analogy with all this stuff that has been helpful for me is that our brains are like all the emails that are sent to us - without any filters. As we get more filters on our emails we can trust more what goes into our junk mail and we might scan it quickly but we don't pay much attention to it - but those emails still come in, its just we don't get consumed by them. That's been helpful for me.
If you can't tell - I'm excited by it all.