Life passes us by in a hurry, and if we pay close attention, even to routine and boring chores, we are slowly able to get insights, which weren't visible before.
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To pay attention is to be present, not just in the body — but also in the spirit. Paying close attention, and being mindful invokes a different feeling, and unpeels the outer layers of life.
Compared to the earlier centuries. the modern world has millions of things that demand our attention. Previous century works of poetry and literature are almost inconceivable now.
In this present age of distraction, it is even more important to preserve and nurture your precious attention.
Real attention, to life happening around you and to people and the world you dwell in, is almost like a prayer.
Learning to say No to certain unproductive or distracting actions is the best way to leave space for what's important in your life.
Obligatory behavior doesn't go well with what you want to do. Every aspect of your life will suffer if you take up too many things.
If you can calculate the odds of living your life all over again, would you do the same things you are doing now? If you are 35 now, starting all over would make you 70. By 40, starting over will make you eighty.
If we don't seize the day, time will be running out to accomplish all the goals we have in mind.