‘I play all my Country and Western music backwards – your lover returns, your dog comes back and you cease to be an alcoholic.’
I'd like to delve a bit deeper into the spam filter analogy from earlier. This might take a bit of wrestling with, but what you pay attention to becomes your life.
Maureen Gaffney suggests that attention is the crucial gateway between us and the world around us, between the events that happen to us and what happens within us. Essentially, it's not the stream of daily events that registers in your consciousness, it is only what you pay attention to. To boil this down to the basics, you create ...