There seems to be a lot of input this morning from so many sources. There is input from the beauty of nature and the sky and the ocean that is moving me to the edge of tears with it’s beauty. There is the input of a youtube video that my mother forwarded to me of a young woman in the Ukraine who did a marvelous animated sand painting that stirred up a whole bunch of emotion and awe in me and in the entire audience of the “Ukraine’s Got Talent” competition.
Ah the song has ended and a new one has begun, oops even more distracting, I need to move it to something really new agey and not just more input. Ahhhh there that’s better.
I think I am being called to a meditation and I don’t have time until after my call in 15 minutes. Oh well I’ll do it after. Isn’t it amazing how much we are dealing with in any given moment and how astonishing our ability to choose what to pay attention to and what to put aside. It is so clear to me that some music is distracting at some times and perfectly suited at other times. How wonderful is it that we humans have the capacity to receive so much input and sort through it in such a short amount of time and choose where to put our attention. I know that even as I write this I am getting more and more focused on something that needs my attention while at the same time being completely aware of the phone call that is coming in 12 minutes. I am aware that at any moment in time I can choose what to make my primary focus and put all of those other inputs on to smaller screens and bring them up when I choose. Wow that is a truly amazing and astonishing ability when you think about it. Sometimes the Universe puts something in front of us that we absolutely MUST pay attention to and we have to put all other input into the background. These gifts of the Universe give us perspective about what is truly important and what can be let go of. Sometimes we are fortunate enough to be able to develop the skill of emptying it all out and creating a blank canvas or sand table on which we can paint what ever it is we want with no input coming from anywhere in particular.
What will I paint today? What will you paint today?