Look at me…I’m special

We can say, write, do and act in any way to grab attention.

The attention that it will receive is short-lived, because another person seeking attention can come along and go one better.

If it’s attention we seek, we will always be lacking within, as attention, like any form, does not last. The chemical-fuelled hit inside us feels good for the moment, but like any drug that alters our peaceful inner self, it goes and like any high, there is always the corresponding low. The longer it continues the less impact the drug has and there are only the lows.

The human race is now addicted to attention, stuck within its mind and ego, seeking solace from another. No sustained joy and fulfilment can come from seeking from another.

The best attention is to pay attention to the inner soul within us and be attentive to this present moment. Consciousness is true attention to our real life that is now and will bring calm, peace, love and light to us.

It takes patience

No matter how much we think we are something, the reality is we are not.

This works both ways, we can think that we are doing everything wrong or we can think that we are perfect. We are neither. We have a self-image that our minds create, we are not that image.

Patience is the key to it all when you are trying to expand and grow as a person, it takes a long while to unlearn the conditioning of a lifetime and the habits we have formed around it. It takes time to stop being the reaction, to stop the mindstream, to stay present.

If we stay in the moment, being patient with ourselves, even when things are challenging in our environment, then all of the mind chatter that brings us the suffering will dissolve.

Peace is always in the now, but be kind, it will come.