Sunday, May 22, 2016

Be Quiet

We have a lot of things clamoring for our attention. In a world that is increasingly connected (at least superficially) we are bombarded with media messages, notifications, and demands to be noticed. Every message wants our exclusive, focused attention which is increasingly impossible to give as we become paralyzed by the amount of choices in front of us. In fact, what happens is that we are unable to focus on what matters most when our mind is constantly shifting from one stimulus to another.

If we want to stop being constantly pelted with input we've got to figure out how to unplug and meditate on the voice that matters most. We've got to be willing to set aside our technology, turn off the outside voices, and sit quietly in that moment. This isn't an easy practice and it will certainly require some discipline, but the benefits of hearing the right voice are worth our efforts. If we won't turn off all of the other chatter, no one else will do it for us.

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