paying attention

Writer and digital consultant Verena von Pfetten explains how she pays attention to individual activities she's doing.
While Attention Deficit Disorder is a highly over-diagnosed disease, no one had heard of it when I was diagnosed back in 1989 but the Ritalin did really help me pay attention in situations where I lacked a maturity to pull it off on my own, especially school. However, I noticed that years later, I continued to take the drug when going out for fun.
The in-betweens in life often appear as momentary windows of time and if we're not careful, we'll see them as insignificant experiences. However, these experiences add up to an important part of our lives and can ultimately define our existence.
I had the pleasure of speaking at the Mainstream conference in Denver several weeks ago. Mainstream brings together the world's leaders in maintenance, reliability and safety in industries like oil, gas and power.
How many opportunities to be part of something meaningful do you miss because your attention is being frittered away on the meaningless? It's nice to listen to music on your trip to work, but if you're doing so because you believe there is nothing worthwhile happening in your world, then you are sorely mistaken.
I wonder who will tell this present when it becomes past? Will future grandparents have a paucity of stories that start with "I remember when I was your age... ?"
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Active, conscious, wholehearted listening isn't easy. It demands patience, compassion, sustained concentration, and a willingness to set aside ego, but committing to this level of listening opens the floodgates for powerful communication.
If I can leave you with a challenge, it would be to stop. And think. Think "Am I paying attention to things that really matter?" Doesn't have to be always. But, every once in a while, are you stopping to smell the proverbial roses and do, support, or create things that really matter?
Here are two ways we can pay attention: force ourselves to concentrate, or be interested. The first way is what I did when I was first learning mindfulness.
Having three children swallows me whole. I love them fiercely, but I'm not always paying attention to them.
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Break those habits. Now that you're aware of poor listening habits, identify when you do them -- and stop. "Even if you're
Bill Clinton has a superpower, and mastering it can make you successful beyond belief.
Clinton has never spoken publicly about meditation, but according to the Times of India, he practices Buddhist meditation