Who and What Seizes your Focused Attention?
We are more distracted by technology today than ever before. I am still shocked by the number of times I look at a fellow driver on the highway traveling at high speeds while staring at their phones. It is a disaster waiting to happen.
Today, there are a plethora of things that we can do and/or use to occupy our time. We live in a world of fractured existence. The promise of technology and automation to make our lives more simple and less cluttered is a farce.
As a writer, I struggle with this daily. While needing focused attention to work on the day’s highest priorities, I am bombarded by messages on my computer and phone. Notices, updates, BREAKING NEWS, emails, text messages, just to name a few
Without being purposeful in putting away or turning off my devices, I cannot go five minutes without something beeping, buzzing, or popping up. A recent report from economictimes.com sites, “Technology has altered human physiology. It affects memory, attention spans, and sleep cycles. This is attributed to a scientific phenomenon known as neuroplasticity, or the brain’s ability to alter its behavior based on new experiences.“
While we all are unquestionably more distracted than we have ever been the need, for real, genuine attention has also increased. At the core, all of us have a desire for happiness, love, passion, and joy. Unfortunately, the less these are fulfilled in our relationships, the more we strive to find them in other, shall we say, less than optimal places.
As we strive for fulfillment from other people, I am convinced that our best strategy is to become a person who gives first and then receives as a result of giving. This is the calling I have felt on my life and what I am encouraged to tell you to strive for as well.
The more we are focused on being connected to the true Source of love, joy, and all of the other excellent things we long for, the more easily these will flow out of us. The more we see Him, the more people will Him through us.
QUESTION: How can you “unplug” from unhealthy sources of distraction and get plugged into the true Source. When you do, who besides yourself will stand to benefit the most? Be sure to add comments below and to subscribe to the Blog to be notified weekly about new posts.
Note: Starting tomorrow, and every Wednesday morning, be sure to plug in to “The Bridge,” my weekly video brief to take you from the beginning of the week to the end of the week and most importantly to help you bridge the gap from where you are currently to where you want to be. You can find it here, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbCglvGLY-w