Tuesday, October 29, 2013

The Art Of Awareness


Could you imagine hearing all the sounds, seeing all the sights of nature and witnessing the whole world as it is at every moment? What would every breeze sound like? Would the constant buzzing of bees drive you crazy? Would you see trees in super technicolor vision? In our little worlds our brains take out what isn't necessary and hides those sensory inputs so we can actually function. But, still, we miss so much beauty (but that is for another blog post). The same external feedback is also happening in the mind, except we don't have the same control mechanisms. We are constantly bombarded by self-talk, and many times, we don't do well deciphering what is important. The little voice inside of our heads never stops talking...
Should I have called Fred about the presentation? I should have. Oh no, well, maybe not. It is probably fine. He'll figure it out. But maybe we won't. I should get up and call him. Well, it is late though.
The interesting thing about this voice is that it doesn't take a side. Your inner voice doesn't care what is true, false, right or wrong. It just wants to talk, and talk, and talk... This little voice doesn't make you crazy, but the trick is having some idea as to what is important. Imagine following up on everything the voice said? You would certainly be crazy, or at least go crazy. The goal is to have awareness, to see and listen to it, and to let the breeze on the trees with the bees go on by. Awareness (of what is most important) allows you to float on...

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