May 12, 2009

longer attention

In reflecting on yesterday' post about our society's short attention spans, I realized that it's not the case in the field. I can pull weeds or chop wood for long concentrated periods without a break, unless it's for a physical rest. My mind is at Peace, I'm at one with the earth, working with my hands and the materials around me, feeling the elements and the earth's energy channeled through me. My mind slows down, stops planning and analyzing and worrying, becomes one with the task and the world, fully present in the moment.

Maybe our short attention span is just our souls trying to pull us away from the artificial realities we create, reaching out for a real connection.

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