Thursday, May 28, 2009

Pay Attention

Who do you pay with that precious commodity called attention?

Do you get what you pay for?

Do you read blogs by people who post opinions on topics of which they have no obvious authority?

Are you a seduction enthusiast? Do you love consuming the posts and newsletters, spreading the gossip and drama, and supplying your own anonymous input?

Or are you an actualist? Do you value learning first hand? Do you spend more time actually socializing than reading and writing about it? Do you feel the tension between who you really are and who you assume yourself to be?

While you're thinking about that, read these two bits from David Deida:

"Suppose you sit at at computer all day, staring into the screen, pushing around words and numbers. Day after day, your body and mind resonate with cyberspace. You can easily begin to look like the dry domain to which you have been attending: functional, logical, insensate. Your shoulders can become hunched, your head tight, your body vacant. Feeling into a computer day after day can de-vitalize you."

"Where you put your attention defines how you look and feel. For instance, you could attend to your genital need. You could go to a party and put your attention on potential sex partners. Eventually, if all you did was place your attention on sex, you would begin to look and feel like a genital with arms and legs. And if you go to a singles bar, you may indeed see a number of walking, talking genitals."


Blogger Benedict Smith said...

walking, talking genitals - great quote....kinda like the "shark" mentality you seek some guys adopt, cruising the bar/club, clearly only looking for a woman to approach.

May 29, 2009  

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