Thursday, June 14, 2012
After you read this. Unplug your mind. Turn off the computer and go outside. In fact, if you want to do it before you read it, that's fine too.
Ease up for awhile and simply stare blankly into space. It's OK. Reestablish your presence in the universe. Your place. There's an empty bench somewhere, go sit on it. And find peace of mind. Calmness.
As one of my favorite authors Diane Ackerman recently wrote:
"I wish schools would teach the value of cultivating presence. As people complain more and more these days, attention spans are growing shorter, and we’ve begun living in attention blinks. More social than ever before, we’re spending less time alone with our thoughts, and even less relating to other animals and nature. Too often we’re missing in action, brain busy, working or playing indoors, while completely unaware of the world around us.
"One solution is to spend a few minutes every day just paying close attention to some facet of nature..."
For the rest of the article "Are We Living in Sensory Overload or Sensory Poverty?" go to: Presence.
Posted by Stephen Lyn Bales at 6:04 AM