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Changes That Occur When You Pay Attention

Being able to pay close attention is hard to accomplish due to the fact that a person’s attention is dragged in so many different directions during one particular moment. Attention takes many dimensions and unlike what many people think about having focus, it also involves information, which one’s brain is trying to filter.

Our attention is directed in two ways. One is overt attention which involves moving of eyes towards something in order to pay attention to it and the second is the covert attention which is paying attention to something, but without moving the eyes. The brain patterns in overt or covert attention are different. Depending on the one that we are paying attention to, certain parts of one’s brain begin to resonate at the same rate as that of the intensity of our attention and it is possible to tell whether a person is on an overtly or covertly attention.

The filtering ability of the brain is indeed a key for attention. Apparently, this is missing in some people especially those with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, thus they hardly restrain any distractors. This means they are not able to sustain extended focus, even on a single task.

The front part of a person’s brain is responsible for higher cognitive functions. It works as a filter to let into the brain just the right information, which will enable a person to pay attention. Now, there is an opportunity for using cognitive brain-machine interfaces; especially, for those suffering from the stroke who are not able to speak or write. Using cognitive brain-machine interfaces, it is now possible to have computers, which could help people understand the thoughts of a person in a coma through the use of brain patterns.

Safe Haven of the Soul

On this day, I see clearly that we must explore and develop those ways to engender the passion for the possible in our human development while discovering what that "possible" is. In so doing we will discover ways of transcending and transforming the local self so that extraordinary life can arise. There is no question but that a larger life is latent in the human species and that we live only a small part of the life that is given. Thus it will require from those of you who are really serious about making a difference something that astronauts, sportspeople, great artists and inventors, mystics, social artists, and co-creators are always open and available to–the acquiring of a greater nature. This means however that one agrees to relinquish those limited and limiting patterns of body, that is sensory and motor patterns, of emotions, of volition, of intelligence and understanding, and of spirit that have been keeping you from becoming all that you can be. Stop it. You are boring God.

One also must agree to allow yourself to instead become available to the extraordinary dimensions that each of you contains for much larger life in body, mind, and spirit. This, I absolutely believe is what is required of us if you who will continue to live are going to help our era survive and grow. Now what is going on in our era that is unique in human history? Get beneath the patterns of chaos and this is what I think you can detect. We are in jump time, also called whole system transition. This means that we have a rare choice point both for the world and for ourselves. As you all know, the current movements of change are accelerating radically, with new happenings in structural and social development, complexity, behavioral variety, and awareness. There is a multileveled transformation of our entire nature in the works as well as in the very nature and function of society. This includes the democratization of our human potential, as well as the wide scale experience of aspects of ourselves that we never thought to have.

I believe that the very evolution of life is asking us to co-partner with it and to make choices that will serve the greater story. We must come to realize that grace, or, if you will, the larger reality structure, the Field of Being within which you are embedded, the Divine Reality is always and everywhere present, ever near, utterly available, and totally responsive to our desire for it. We are at the stage where the real work of humanity begins. This is the time and place where we partner Creation in the re-creation of ourselves, in the restoration of the biosphere, and in the assuming of a new kind of culture–what we might term a culture of kindness wherein we live daily life in such a way as to be connected and charged by the Source of our reality and become liberated in our inventiveness as well as deeply engaged in our world and our tasks.

Now there is a quickening, a tremendous sense of need for this possible human in all of us to help create the possible world if we are to survive our own personal and planetary odyssey and come safely home – to the sanctuary of the soul.

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