The secret of beginning a life of deep awareness and sensitivity lies in our willingness to pay attention….

attention, awareness, sensitivity

Our growth as conscious, awake human beings is marked not so much by grand gestures and visible renunciations as by extending loving attention to the minutest particulars of our lives…

Every relationship, every thought, every gesture is blessed with meaning through the wholehearted attention we bring to it.

…without attention we live only on the surface of existence.

hearing, seeing, attention

It is just simple attention that allows us truly to listen to the song of a bird, to see deeply the glory of an autumn leaf, to touch the heart of another and be touched.

We need to be fully present in order to love a single thing wholeheartedly. We need to be fully awake in this moment if we are to receive and respond to the learning inherent in it.


Quote by Christina Feldman and Jack Kornfield, from Stories of the Spirit, Stories of the Heart.

Images (edited, text and logos added):  Featured and 1) Macro ladybug by depaulus  2) Cornflower by Realworkhard, both images are Public Domian CC0 1.0.

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