W is for Worthy in the A to Z Challenge. Giving your attention to what is worthy goes back to everything that I’ve been speaking about this past week. You have to pay attention to your vision, not someone else’s. You need to know where you’re going and pay attention to that, to what is worthy, not to the distractions.
If you care about nothing, your life will be lonely. If you care about everything, you will live in a perpetual state of upset. Just for today, can you find the perfect balance between involvement and detachment?Unknown
I’m not sure where I got this quote from. It might have been Manorama, who is a meditation and Sanskrit teacher. Wherever it came from, it’s stayed with me.
You can’t do everything every single day. And some things aren’t even worthy of your attention. How do you know? Does it make your life better? Does it bring your enjoyment or move your goals forward?
I often think of a quote from Ted Lasso. Higgins is the only one willing to speak to Coach Beard about his on-again/off-again relationship with Jane. He asks one simple question, “You’re a great man. Does Jane make you greater?” In this case, Coach Beard continues the ongoing saga with Jane, and as the series is coming to an end, we wonder where Coach Beard will end up.
Do the people you know drag you down or lift you up? Do you spend your time doing so many different things that you never become an expert? Are the things that you’re participating in, and paying attention to, making you greater? Are they worthy of your attention?
And don’t think I’m bashing hobbies. Hobbies make you greater because they’re something you enjoy and whether you know it or not, you’re learning about more things than just your hobby while you’re doing it. You’re learning to follow directions and creating new pathways in your brain. You’re learning patience, you’re learning how to socialize with other people who share the same hobby.
Remember, it’s up to you to decide what’s worthy of your attention. What’s worthy of your attention?