The Flowering of Attention

Some people feel more relevant when they share horrific and disturbing news. But you don't need to remind me that there is misery and pain in this world. I already know it. I also know that there are quiet moments of heart-rending kindness and exquisite beauty happening everywhere. Instead of shouting about all that darkness, why not light a small candle?

We choose where to place our attention, and the qualities we focus on are the qualities that grow in our life. Earth is the realm of opposites, the only realm where we have freedom to choose. Choice empowers us until we eventually develop the choiceless awareness that transcends polarity. This awareness is Love. Love embraces all, forgives all, and gently transforms all. Love has no opposite.

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