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Spotlight: Where We Put Our Attention Will Take Us Where We Need To Go

POSTED January 18, 2023 IN
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Here find four program that will help us focus our attention to lead us to a more vibrant life in work and relationships. Jenny Odell encourages us to contemplate the attention economy and notice how it is dominating cultures worldwide and how to resist it. Gallagher shows us why certain things grab our attention and not others and how we can train ourselves to focus on what is important to us. Prendergast points out why it is important to notice where your attention is localized in your body and shows us that there is another way of knowing beyond our analytical mind. The Hawks say there is a line in our life, above which we feel enlivened and energized and below which we feel drained and exhausted. They suggest we pay attention to when we are truly “lit up” in our lives and to notice when we are truly feeling energized.


 Finding An Antidote To The Attention Economy
with Jenny Odell

Program 3689
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More and more of us spend enormous spans of our time captured, optimized, or appropriated as a financial resource by the technologies we use daily. We are caught in a dynamic where our value is determined by our productivity. Odell encourages us to contemplate the attention economy and notice how it is dominating cultures worldwide and how to resist it.  Read more »


Winifred GallagherStrengthening Your Ability To Pay Attention
with Winifred Gallagher

Program 3306
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How may we focus on what is important to us? How can we avoid technology overload? Why do certain things grab our attention and not others? With so many things now demanding our attention – emails, cell phones, text messages – many of us are overwhelmed by a plethora of distractions. Our lives may be described as the sum of what we focus on. Read more » 


John J. Prendergast

Tap Into Your Inner Knowing Through The Body
with John J. Prendergast, Ph.D.

Program 3563
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Many spiritual practices guide us in what is known as “waking up.” Even though this process gives us a great sense of freedom and spaciousness, Prendergast suggests that the path to “waking up” is by “waking down.” Tuning into our body often brings forth a useful image, and will help us to live with more authenticity.  Read more »


Cathy & Gary Hawk

Lighting Up Our Lives and Work
with Cathy and Gary Hawk

Program 3421
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There is a line in our life, above which we feel enlivened and energized and below which we feel drained and exhausted The Hawks share practical advice to create the life we truly want. They suggest we pay attention to when we are truly “lit up” in our lives and to notice when we are truly feeling energized. This leads to a more vibrant life in work and relationships. Read more »


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