There is ecstasy in paying attention. You can get into a kind of Wordsworthian openness to the world, where you see in everything the essence of holiness, a sign that God is implicit in all of creation.
Pause where you are right now. Where is your attention? Where has it been over the last ten minutes? Have you been concentrating on the pages of this book or has your attention wandered onto other things? Are you paying attention to what I have written here? Has your attention been at any time on the way I am saying it? Are you noticing any patterns in the way I am communicating with you? If not, let’s begin!
I was watching the Commonwealth Games. The coverage had been of the cycling, but it now cut to the shot ...