Thursday, August 26, 2010

Being Alert to the Obvious


Given our tendency to overlook it, few things are more difficult in life than noticing the obvious.

We rush through our days, often searching for the arcane and hoping to discover The Big Idea, when one of the biggest ideas of all is that the basics matter. Distraction piles upon distraction as forms of Entertainment - that old seducer of schedules and thief of time - multiply.

Consequently, we have to make a serious effort to notice what is before us, always right before us, seeking our attention and crying for our time lest we nod and look over its shoulder.

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