Nobody pays attention anymore. We lack the capacity, time, and ability.
So what if instead of paying with credit card or cash, you started paying with attention?
Anyone can buy you dinner, but how rare are the people in your life who ask how are you really doing, who hug you with their whole heart, who give you the gift of their whole presence? This is real mindfulness in action.
To solve our problems, to heal our bodies, to bring peace to our lives and families, more than than anything else, we need each other.
Today, can you take 10 seconds to give the gift of undivided attention? And if you really want to do something crazy, make it 30 seconds. And if you want to absolutely blow someone’s mind, give them one un-interrupted minute of your attention. That’s 60 long seconds….
That’s some serious time.
As a wise one said, “Being rich is a measurement of how much money you have. Being wealthy is a measurement of how much time you have.”