Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Full attention

Here's a reflection on complete attention from the Blue Mountain Center:
By giving full attention to one thing at a time, we can learn to direct attention where we choose. Simple, yet essential to the practice of love! Being one-pointed means we can give the person we are with our complete attention, even if she is contradicting our opinion on tax reform or explaining the peculiarities of French grammar. Once we can do this, boredom disappears from our relationships. People are not boring; we get bored because our attention wanders. When we can give someone our full attention, our attitude says clearly, “You matter to me. You have my respect.”
I like the point that people are not boring. It's true that if we make a commitment not to be bored, we will discover what is interesting about everybody!

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