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The Middle Path, One Day At A Time

The Focused Life

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That your experience depends on the material objects and mental subjects that you choose to pay attention to is not an imaginative notion, but a physiological fact. When you focus on a stop sign or a sonnet, a waft of perfume or a stock-market tip, your brain registers that “target,” which enables it to affect your behavior. In contrast, the things you don’t attend to in a sense don’t exist, at least for you.

The Focused Life.

Author: Bill

Stumbling down the Middle Path, one day at a time.

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  1. We were just talking about this today…people in the very same room for an evening will have a completely different experience depending on their focus. The bartender will know how many times the ice and glasses have to be restocked and be totally oblivious to the mistake the musicians made in the third measure of the fifth song. The man trying to pick up the woman at the bar will know what color her fingernails are and what her favorite cocktail is, but have no concept of the people in the corner finalizing a business deal. Wild.

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