Attention: New Currency, Old Magic

Have you ever been in the midst of doing something that was once complicated, and caught yourself thinking “OH MY GOD I’M DOING IT!” right before completely messing it up? Maybe it was typing before you mistyped a word. Maybe it was playing a piece of difficult music before missing a note. Or leaping hurdles before stumbling. I’ve had that happen a lot. It’s as if the power of attention itself turns into a distraction.

Moments like that make me think about what attention is, and what kind of power attention has. What is prayer if not attention? Meditation is about where…

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