I’ve read somewhere that we live in the age of attention. Everyone fights for your attention, and you have little or no control… unless you can control your attention.
How much control do you have over your attention?
Why is that important?
1. where attention goes, energy flows. But… as you’ll find out, not all attention is equal…
2. While you are “paying” attention to one thing, you are ignoring everything else.
Attention is a single pointed arrow… it is not very wide cone either.
Your cone of vision is already narrow… why? Because fear, wrong, desire all narrow it… automatically.
Fear, wrong, and desire also urges you to fix what seems to be threatening you… by avoiding it, or by doing something drastic to it.
What happens when you see something that seems to be threatening you? Essentially what happens is that you take that “thing” completely out of context… because in your puny cone of vision you cannot see the larger picture, you cannot see the context.
Context is decisive. It decides what you see when you look… You can only see what agrees with the context.