In this manic Digital Age…It’s vital…To clear your mind…Constantly…– Matt Drudge
It’s ironic but profound that this quote comes from a person making a living as an internet news aggregator.
I agree with him totally, we must escape the constant assault on our attention in order to connect to our souls as much as possible. There’s no more of an effective antidote than starting a meditation practice if you have the wherewith-all.
Don’t Prepare! “Give up planning. Clear your mind instead of filling it. Don’t spend your energy in preparing for the future. Redirect it to the present moment. Instead of packing, show up empty-handed but alert, cheerful, and ready to receive unexpected gifts. Change the habit of getting ready for life in favor of getting on with it now. We often substitute planning, ruminating, or list-making for actually doing something about our dreams. Substitute attention for preparation. Then you will be working in real time. Focusing attention on the present puts you in touch with a kind of natural wisdom. When you enter the moment with heightened awareness, what you need to do becomes obvious. You discover that you already have the answers. Each of us is full of images, words, solutions, advice, stories. Trust your imagination. Trust your mind.” – … Read More »
What’s your most precious resource, money or time? Well neither one actually, it’s your attention. The sum total of what you give your attention to will be what makes up your life experience in the end. Today as an experiment, pay attention to what you’re giving your attention to. This will give you an idea if you’re spending it wisely, or squandering it like a drunken sailor. (I apologize in advance if this offends any drunken sailors) – Albert Pellissier