Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Mindlessness is such a common behavior. We live in a world that seems to value multi-tasking more than a life filled with simple focused actions. Yet, the brain can only concentrate on one thing at a time (when multi-tasking, it seems as though the brain is handling many things, but in fact, the brain is rapidly oscillating its focus back and forth between different objects).
How have we created such a lifestyle? It does not serve us well. A life filled with distractions, and then guilt for not doing more!
Today, I will again work to focus on one thing at a time--whether it is allowing my eyes to see something fully, my ears to hear, my tastes to savor a food quality or even a thought to be present in my mind. And then, avoid trying to hold on to the experience (which is the root of addictions). That is the key--be present to the touch, sound, taste, idea...and let it go so that life may move on. To do otherwise, is the equivalent of mental hoarding. I will work on Letting Go.