I am taking an on-line class on ‘Attention.’ I’ve been reminded that what we pay attention to tends to magnify. One of the exercises was to spend the day noticing the color ‘blue.’ Amazing. Blue popped out at me from every direction – the spines of books on the shelves, blue signs on the streets, blue in places I never knew.
I’ve noticed a similar phenomenon with my mind’s attention: what I focus on grows. This week, suffering from a persistent sinus infection, my mind has focused in nauseating detail on my own misery. Have I noticed the glorious blooming magnolias? (maybe a little). Have I noticed my own life filled with bounty and goodness? (not enough).
We all make choices about where to place our attention . . . what are you noticing today?
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