Carry a torch of light for how you wish the world to be and light the way forward with words of kindness, love, and compassion on your mind, your tongue, and in every word you write. Let not the darkness dissuade you but use it as a mirror to provide the contrast you wish to see. All is not lost. It is just waiting for the light to bring it forth, like a seed from the earth. All things evolve and change and so will this time too. Keep the light alive. Its time will come.
Think for yourself. Clear your mind of its incessant chatter that tells you this and that and listen to your heart for a new and different perspective. Communicate heart-to-heart with the stars for new words of wisdom, to the moon for knowledge, to the universe for direction. Feel your feet upon the ground and know that you exist in body as much as in spirit and yet let your spirit do your thinking now, for the spirit sees things you cannot imagine. With heart-centeredness let each day unfold in a new way now. Sometimes all it takes is a shift in a new direction, but shore that up with a new way of thinking too. Let the heart speak.
Look to the light even though all you may perceive is dark. You know what the light looks like. It is beauty and joy, freedom and possibility. It penetrates the dark, reaching toward all that exists in the great unknown, to the mystery and magic. Bring the light you want and need, the beam of brightness that penetrates the dark, and make someone else’s day a little better too. Be the light you want to see.
Advertisers scramble for it. Politicians pay and compete for it. Children crave it. All of us long for it. More valuable than money itself is the commodity of attention. More important than anything to the stock markets of the world, at the current moment, is where investors place their attention. Attention is the prime mover of humanity.
We enter the world at birth, archetypally programmed to receive attention. Attention is critical for us to, literally, come on line. Without the attention of good enough receivers we perish soon after entry.
With the outside validation of attention, good or bad, our attention is cultivated to fill out our personality, as our inner nature is sculpted through the process of socialization. Our attention is consolidated into an identity, a consistent sense of self. ‘I’ is molded through the solidification of our commodity of attention.
In school we are taught to cultivate our attention, to focus it upon the task of learning and creating. This training introduces us to the power of attention that we all possess. However, we are also heavily constricted by the rules of how attention should be practiced and upon what it should be focused.
Our freedom to exercise our attention is highly controlled by forces seeking the energy of our attention to uphold the primacy of their own belief systems. Without the mass attention of believers, belief systems have no currency to influence the world.
The consensus reality we live in requires a critical mass of attention to remain solid. This consensus means that we give our attention in support of its premises and leadership. If we withdraw that support it loses the commodity that upholds it, our attention.
Attention is more powerful than a vote or the ability to win an argument. Attention is focused energy, a powerful commodity. When we develop our dreaming attention, we develop the ability to explore and consciously exist as a substantial, multifaceted being in many dimensions of life.
When we are in command of our attention in waking life we can navigate the world with ease. Meditation is nothing other than full command of one’s attention. Intent is immediately drawn to the beacon of our attention. To command attention is to command intent.
To simply give one’s full attention to the meal one is eating, void of conversation, outside stimulation, and internal dialogue, connects one deeply to the needs and workings of the body. One remains in- body, knows how long to chew, when to swallow and when the body has had enough. The power of this attention reshapes the body and heals its ailments. Yes, the power of attention in such a simple task can radically change one’s state of health.
Come into your full power. Cultivate and store your precious commodity of attention. Be mindful not to spend it all on social media or obsession with world dramas seeking to bind and steal your attention.
No one can ever take away your freedom to place your attention where you want without your consent. And with that freedom, and a critical mass of the commodity of attention, the possibilities for life in all worlds is exponential.
Watch your energy, how you spend it and how you earn it. Tiredness, lack of interest, loss of energy are all signs that something is not right. Lack of enthusiasm and joy indicate a tired spirit. Find the means by which to reinvigorate and rejuvenate so that you do not lose sight of the beauty and simplicity that are truly at the crux of energetic satisfaction. The simplest lifestyle may be better than all the riches in the world. Strive for that which feeds your spirit in simple and yet fulfilling ways. Seek quality over quantity.