Friday, January 7, 2011

Full-On Attention

“The most precious gift we can offer anyone is our attention. When mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers.”

Thich Nhat Hanh

When the day gets busy and the to-do list seems never-ending, attention can be a scarce commodity. Life becomes an exercise in multitasking, with technology as a constant diversion.
Yet there is nothing more valuable than the feeling of truly connecting with the people we love. Everything we do, all the goals we set, all the projects we juggle–it may lead to a great tomorrow but it need not cloud the good in today. There is so much good in today, and people are at the center of it.
Reserve a little attention today for the ones you love. Never do we feel as alive, loved, and appreciated as when we are fully seen and engaged, without any distractions.

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