Balancing attention

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A few bon mots from Adele’s Balancing Act: Reflections, Meditations, and Coping Strategies for Today’s Fast-Paced Whirl.

It’s not easy being a free-floating entity in a jam-packed cosmos that competes for one of your most precious resources, your attention.

Attention is a matter of personal choice.  We often forget that we have choice, and choice is the ultimate in personal power.  Every day, on a regular basis, we get to choose where we will invest our energy and our time and how we will fill our senses.

The world is chock-a-block with stimulus overload.  We choose most everything that fills and influences our day, from entertainment, food, sports, websites, people, places and things.  We choose where to direct our attention, how to spend our time and where to spend our money.

Attention is a choice, and it is our first choice. This makes attention a form of power.

That gives me pause  – a kind of pause for power.

Where do you choose to place your attention? How do you intend to use your powers? I’m going for connection, well-being, creativity, and fun. What about you?

And, hey, let’s agree, let’s use our powers for good, ok?

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2 Responses to Balancing attention

  1. Adele Ryan McDowell May 30, 2014 at 12:24 pm #

    Whatever the medium, it’s always good to connect with you!

  2. Na'ama Yehuda May 30, 2014 at 10:51 am #

    Sounds good! Connection, especially. 🙂 May it be a day of kindness, too. Of compassion and laughter and hope. Love ya!