Awareness

My dear friend Jennie Sherwin has written an article for Conscious Life News about developing awareness.  This is a small excerpt from Jennie’s very helpful article on awareness: “How many times a day do you catch yourself talking to yourself? None, you say? Then here’s a little test. The next time you are in the shower, bring your attention to your feet and hold your focus there. How long can you do it before your thoughts intrude? I really need to give Mom a call. We haven’t spoken since last Wednesday, and she’ll think I don’t love her…Why did Frank ask me to stop at the cleaners after work? Doesn’t he remember Dale’s soccer game starts at five? I’ll barely make it there as it is…………………..If you are not talking to yourself, who is talking to you?”

The very same day Angela, a fellow blogger at angchronicles wrote a post which to me also talks about being  balanced and aware of ourselves.  Angela, also a fellow “list” maker.  At the end of the day instead of worrying whether she crossed things off her list she asks herself if she sharpened the saw.

I think you will enjoy the pieces of both of these wonderful women.

 

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2 responses to “Awareness

  1. Awareness is a good practice. I’ve been working on it for the last few years now. It is difficult to maintain focus but I keep doing exercises to bring my awareness back to the present.
    Reminds me of a quote, “The foot feels the foot when it feels the ground” – Buddha.

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