The gift of giving our full attention

How do we start to heal the fractures, both within ourselves and within our world?

By giving people, us included, the benefit of our full attention. Our quality of focus and our presence.

Because we can’t multi-task.

It isn’t physiologically possible, even if you try to kid yourself that you are the exception.

Instead, let’s be intentional about taking tiny steps forward in becoming more whole and building the habit of giving our full attention, even if it’s only for a few minutes.

And don’t just start with everyone else. Let’s ensure we offer this gift of healing to ourselves, too.

~ Stimulated by the beautiful three-way conversation between Krista Tippett, the US Surgeon General, Vivek Murthy, and the neuroscientist Richard Davidson for On-Being: The Future of Well-Being