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where to put your mind?

We pay money to have our attention grabbed

We will engage it and give it something to do for hours

We can't fix everything so what will we do?

What do you choose to give your attention to?

looking for the next thing that is wrong and then figure out how to fix it

I want to cure you rescue you fix you

Is there foolish compassion?

How much are we going to fix?

Look carefully at what you can actually do something about

There is discomfort and unease

Sometimes you have to be with it

Some things can't be fixed

What will we give our attention to?

Not just grabbed by the loudest phenomena in the vacinity

We have a choice

It is the study of a lifestyle

What will you give your attention to?




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