Today I focus my attention on my intentions. By tuning in to the quiet stillness inside, I gain clarity about what is important. As I go about the activities of my day with focus and resolve, I am present and tune in to the things that show up expectedly and unexpectedly. I give my devoted attention to the people whose lives I am fortunate enough to touch.
Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity. ~Simon Weil
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Laughed out loud at the cartoon. Soooo true, as is the quote. But, I must say, Vicki, no one is better than you at being “present” when someone is sharing with you. It’s a huge gift, sets the bar for me.
I keep catch myself wanting to ‘be better’ and forgetting to appreciate how good I already am, Maureen. Thanks for reminding me I’m not starting from zero, just adding some spice to my game. Maybe there’s a hunger for connection and aliveness that’s rooted in what I’m looking for…hmm…
Great point. That is why we have to include others in the discussion so they can help blend how we see ourselves with how others see us. You’re starting from Mt. Everest! Now there is always room for up (Mars?) 🙂 Your last statement may be the most important one – “why does that matter to you?” That would be what I ask – we can dig deeper into why the “problem” of attention maybe masking a different need? We might have to chat about this one! Now I’m wicked curious! YOU GO GIRL!
Thanks for always ‘listening’ and engaging, my friend!