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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

What Do You Attend To: What Shapes Your Mind?

Make a quick overview - in your head - of what you have spent time doing over the past few days. Let's eliminate the obvious: work, sleep, bathroom time. That leaves your commute to work, mealtime, taking care of 'stuff' time, and relaxation and downtime. The last three items might encapsulate dozens of activities.

So let's look at your commute. What do you 'attend to' while you are driving, assuming you are alone in the car? Radio? Telephone conversations? Ruminating thoughts? Audio books? Podcasts or other talks you've downloaded in some fashion so that you are able to listen to something that stimulates and interests you during your drive?

During your 'taking care of stuff' time, you might be attending to errands, many of which require your complete attention, but others don't. Taking care of financial matters would require attention, but what about the time you spend at the gym, or jogging? What do you 'attend to' while you are doing that? 

And what about your downtime or the hours during which you relax - what do you attend to then? here's the thing: whatever you spend a lot of time paying attention to, is what will shape your mind. So as you go back to your overview of the past few days, ask yourself if what you have selected to pay attention to; to notice, is actually what you want to be playing a large role in shaping your mind. And this includes, of course, not only what you read or listen to or watch on TV, it also includes the conversations you have and the things you think about, as well as what you physically observe, as you look out at your world.

It was William James who said, My experience is what I agree to attend to, and only those things which I notice shaped my mind

Be aware of your past choices, and consciously decide to choose well or better for your future.


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