Empowerment and Surrender
Kevin: To paraphrase Oliver Burkeman, from a certain perspective we can say that our lives are made up of what we pay attention to. And I’d go so far as to add that it also consists of how we pay attention! I’ve noticed, over the course of that past several years (or decades?) that I’ve developed the habit of treating my attention like a juggling act – trying to keep the countless balls of my multiple To-Do lists in the air – not attending to any of them in any substantial or meaningful way. The best I can do is juggle them, and then wonder why I feel so tired and powerless. Tonight we will invite ourselves to let go – simplify our attention, drop some of those balls (and maybe never pick them up again!) in the name of empowering engagement, fulfillment, relief, and connection.