How would you live this day if you reclaimed your childhood love of life and wonder in the world?
Exquisite attention is a state of wonder, a kind of eagerness to be in the world, that you see in children. For most adults, stepping into the world with open arms and eager anticipation, but without narrowing life into patterned expectations, is a lost art. It is the loss of this art that so often leads us to getting lost in our lives. We are too caught up trying to shape the world to our ends to even notice the world we are in. Or we are too taken by the world to notice our place in it and we lose ourselves.
The requisite skill for exquisite attention is to empty yourself of the need for the world, for others, or for your self to show up any particular way. Practice cultivating an awareness of your place in the world as it is and bringing your full presence to the ground you now inhabit. Exquisite attention is childlike wonder tempered with immediate grounding in who you are and where you are at. You can never be lost when you bring your full presence to life because, in that moment, where you are now and where you want to be are one and the same.
What if you could bring your full presence to life?
Exquisite Attention is part of a larger process for
transforming experience into wisdom, living life beautifully,
making your unique contribution to the world,
and leaving behind a meaningful legacy.
I call this process:
Wording the World
Prose and Recital © 2016 Nick LeForce
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