getting more true every day.
THE GIFT OF ATTENTION
Lately, ever since I discovered Facebook, I’ve been finding it hard to give myself the gift of my own attention. I am constantly trying to concentrate on five things at once, and so I end up unable to really focus on anything at all. I am like a computer thrashing or hung up on an endless looping operation and no longer capable of doing any real work.
There was a time when I flipped on the computer in order to create. That time seems long ago, now that I am constantly receiving trivial inputs from multiple sources. I used to have ideas, some original, often synthesized from reading and prolonged thought. Again, that was long ago and this is now.
Lately, I’ve found that I can write again if I simply close Facebook so that it doesn’t make a noise to snag my attention every time…
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