Man’s Greatest Weapon
“Awareness, or the experience of simply being aware, has no observable qualities and is, therefore, usually overlooked or ignored. The returning of awareness to itself—being aware of being aware—is … the direct path to lasting peace and happiness.”
Man’s greatest asset is the capacity to direct attention.
When you are caught up in a problem, shift attention to look for the source of the problem. What you find is the peace of awareness itself.
When you notice troublesome thoughts, pause, and look for their source. The act of pausing restores stability.
A good thing is to know when it’s best to think, and when it is better to be aware; which might be the most important thing to learn.
Thinking about what you cannot change is a tremendous waste of energy.
For what you can’t change, you have two choices: you can worry and ruminate until you are physically and mentally debilitated, or you can let it go. It’s up to you, moment to moment.
Freedom is inherent in letting go; freedom is letting go.
Doing anything well—whether typing, getting dressed, or simply being happy—demands the correct placement of attention. To be happy, all you have to do is know you are aware.
The force of mental habit is the sole enemy to calm stability. Cut through habit with the clarity of attention.
Heal your mind by listening to it. Pause for a few moments and direct attention to your mind. Ask: what will be my next thought? And watch this magic: In the noticing of a thought, it simultaneously disappears.
This is the practice: listen—notice/let go; repeat, moment to moment. With dedicated practice, the capacity to direct attention becomes your ability to change your life in every way for the better.
I’ll post a new topic each Friday afternoon, in one of two categories. One will be on shooting, and the other will be on living. Or: how I learned to live from what I learned by competing.
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