Sunday, May 1, 2011
8. Choosing your attention, focus, and awareness
Reasoning and organized thinking is a finer and more difficult task than emotionalizing. But conscious and intentional thinking is based primarily on the administration of attention, or focus and awareness. Therefore before even we practice correct thinking we must practice controlling our attention. The modern Internet is much about choosing and controlling our attention in the realm of social information. Businessmen and politicians know it very well. A millionaire who wants to become a billionaire knows it in advance: He must change his awareness, focus and attention; he must appropriate himself for the new levels of power. Controlling your focus and attention is controlling your intentional self and destiny, and therefore changing your emotions too. Controlling your attention is applying the power of the spiritual self.