attention.

March 11, 2014 § Leave a comment

“Attention is a resource as abundant as sunlight. It streams outward all day long whether we choose to tap into it or not. By developing conscious focus of our attention, we learn to harness one of the greatest creative powers available to humankind, one that happens to be freely available within ourselves at all times.”  – Scott Edmund Miller

 

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Mazatzal Mountains

Mazatzal Mountains

http://www.surgent.net/highpoints/az/range/mazatzal.html

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“The best way to capture moments is to pay attention. This is how we cultivate mindfulness. Mindfulness means being awake. It means knowing what you are doing.”  – Jon Kabat-Zinn

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Mazatzal Mountains from McDowell Mountain Regional Park

Mazatzal Mountains from McDowell Mountain Regional Park

http://www.panoramio.com/user/4033467?photo_page=3&comment_page=2

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“To a man, sex is the ultimate expression of love. It is pure pleasure. But to a woman there exists something greater than pleasure―gestures of adoration. A gentle caress on the cheek, an attentive smile, a soft kiss while swept away in a slow dance, the whispered words, ‘You’re beautiful’―these are the tokens of love that women cherish.”  – Richelle E. Goodrich

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Four Peaks Wilderness

Four Peaks Wilderness

http://runtrails.net/2009/jan10.htm

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“When I fully enter time’s swift current, enter into the current moment with the weight of all my attention, I slow the torrent with the weight of me all here.”  – Ann Voskamp

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Hilltop Trail

Hilltop Trail

http://runtrails.net/2009/jan10.htm

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“The most basic way to get someone’s attention is this: Break a pattern.”  – Chip Heath

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Hilltop Trail

Hilltop Trail

http://runtrails.net/2009/jan10.htm

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“People of our time are losing the power of celebration. Instead of celebrating we seek to be amused or entertained. Celebration is an active state, an act of expressing reverence or appreciation. To be entertained is a passive state–it is to receive pleasure afforded by an amusing act or a spectacle…. Celebration is a confrontation, giving attention to the transcendent meaning of one’s actions.” – Abraham Joshua Heschel

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Lousley Hill Trail

Lousley Hill Trail

http://runtrails.net/2009/jan10.htm

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“Time is our most precious currency. So it’s significant that we are being encouraged, wherever possible, to think of our attention not as expenditure but as consumption. This blurring of labor and entertainment forms the basis, for example, of the financial alchemy that conjures deca-billion-dollar valuations for social-networking companies.”  – Mohsin Hamid

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Lousley Hill Trail

Lousley Hill Trail

http://runtrails.net/2009/jan10.htm

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“Do stuff. be clenched, curious. Not waiting for inspiration’s shove or society’s kiss on your forehead. Pay attention. It’s all about paying attention. attention is vitality. It connects you with others. It makes you eager. stay eager.”  – Susan Sontag

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