To Pay Attention

The breath meditation is a kind of mindfulness that helps improve the trait of attention.

This is the same trait that is important when learning or becoming aware.

When a trait is becoming a skill, we exercise it regularly with whichever form of mindfulness that is useful.

Imagine becoming smarter or learning to use your brain in a manner which improves the task you do.

Imagine improving your disposition towards yourself and others with another form of mindfulness called loving kindness.

There is an arc or continuum of mindful exercises which improve the use of our brain.

It all relies on the simple act of paying attention or being aware of awareness.

Imagine life is like a movie.  Most of us live like there is no tomorrow.  We go in the theatre, barely aware of our surroundings.  We pay little attention to anything but the plot of the movie itself. 

Know the theatre, notice the people, use your senses to smell the popcorn, this is what it is like to be aware of awareness.  You still watch the movie, but you notice the theatre as well.

Mindfulness is a simple tool to help enhance our ability to use our minds wisely.  It helps us learn to stand beside ourselves as friend and observer.

Be mindful and live the good life.

Traveler

To see the stars you need clarity.

Check out Hawaii at 14000 feet with 13 telescopes,

Or go down midway to do naked eye stargazing,

Check out an app for locating some place without light pollution,

Take pictures and learn about the objects in the sky,

Bring your favorite goodies to enjoy the evening out:

coffee and chocolate to stay awake and clothing to stay warm.

If you go all the way to the Hawaiian Islands for a visit,

Plan out some other interesting activities to see and do as much as you can and get yourself engaged to a place that is beyond just a vacation destination.

How Can I Ever Understand This Kind Of Crime

When I hear this coached language, I hardly recognize the passionate feelings of hate towards those who committed the crime.

A heinous crime is something we all hate, fear and feel tortured and tormented by,

There are various crimes that provoke this feeling in me:  murder and rape:

How to express the utter ruin  of the act is depressing at the very least:

 

Awareness is the best place to start!