One of the things I pondered during the recent retreat from blogging and computer and caffeine and other distracting activities was this: how can we more deeply align our daily activities with our deepest beliefs and values?
Where are we putting the gift of our attention? Is it really aimed at our deepest wishes, or is it aimlessly drifting in other helter-skelter directions?
What do we want to be doing with our one precious life? What is the core, the honey, the hidden treasure, the Holy Grail?
In what ways am I just coasting through the day, sugar-coating or filling the hours with distractions? In what way is attention scattered into pursuits that really lead down dead-end streets?