We are like sculptors, constantly carving out of others the image we long for, need, love or desire, often against reality, against their benefit, and always, in the end, a disappointment, because t does not fit them.
~ Anais Nin
It is extremely rare for the attention of so many humans around the planet to be placed on the same thing at the same time. Today’s is not just a game, it’s a massive event in consciousness. Watch the game, and once in a while tune in to yourself, go just beneath the surface and you might be able to sense this global web of connection.
Attention at this scald is something that was unimaginable just 100 years ago. Consider the evolutionary implications!
Nurturing the skill to tune into and become aware of the whole is a developmental imperative. Take today to practice.
While this truth is much deeper than the experience I had yesterday, it is still worth naming it - I’ve been eating lots of Pub Food these last few days - I’ve been watching the world cup and we don’t have a TV at home. Yesterday my body crashed. My stomach shut down and I ended up with fever and shivers into the night. Food is health. Food is life. We are made up of soul and food. But our society has disconnected us from food and its source. Let’s change that.
When we numb hard feelings, we numb joy, we numb gratitude, we numb happiness.
~ Brené Brown
This is so true! Makes me think of the subtle ways in which we numb ourselves. Thinking about the parts of ourselves that do not dare to believe. And thinking about the parts of ourselves that go to substances, overwork, or an intense task orientation in order to avoid what is right here right now.
Alan Watts on the difference between belief and faith
This really is true. An example might be the belief in God, or the belief that there is no God. Believers tend to freeze their idea of God. Non believers tend to block out the very idea.
Walking with faith allows God to morph, shift, evolve in revelation. Faith welcomes the ineffable in all it’s dynamism.
For fast-acting relief,
try slowing down.
~ Lily Tomlin
Clearly, I’m posting this is advice for myself. I am convinced beyond all persuasion that I can bring my best work to the world by slowing down and focusing my attention.
Yet I’m having a nearly impossible time doing just that.