What is it you love? Really, stop, think about it: do you remember as you focus so many big and little things? What is it you love to do? What attracts your attention most? What do you find you give your attention to or would like to give your attention to? That last question might be something you want to pay some serious attention to. Because whatever you give your attention to, is what probably matters most to you. You may not love it or them or whatever, but bottom line, it is very important to you.
I found myself thinking about that today and found myself giving a full attention to things, while important and necessary, were not the things I really loved to do. They are definitely important to others in my life and perhaps even in the world in general. occupational, political, emotional, all sorts of things. Things I give myself over to while forsaking the things I think I love.
Tough question. What is it that you love? What brings your heart joy, your soul peace, your funny bone a giggle? Are you focussing on those things? I know people who seem to be doing just that. They amaze and make me wonder why I cannot do the same. Funny thing is, I can. I just have to say "yes."
So what brought all this up, you may ask. Go ahead, ask. Well, I'll tell you. It is now going on 10pm here on the west coast. It has been a hot and muggy day. There is a new fire blazing nearby in the Trabuco Canyon. The evening sky was filled with smoke and even with all the windows and doors closed, I can still feel the irritation in my eyes. Life is short, I thought. Why let things I have no control over control me?
Then, as I got ready to go to bed, I realized I hadn't written my blog of thoughts and musings. And I really love doing that. I love to write. But for some reason its the last thing I do. Perhaps. But I knew I wanted to do it, so here it is, and this is what came out. Now isn't that just something?
So one more time, what is it you love? Pay attention to it...now. What you pay attention to, persists. It is prudent then, to pay attention to that which you love to do, to experience, to be.
And so there you have it. Love, they say, is always the answer. You just need to ask the right question.