Why Paying Attention Matters

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  • Were I to leave an inspirational message for the world upon my departure from this magnificent planet, it would be simple:

    Pay Attention.

    By and large, our modern societies have imposed the tools and parameters of our utter distraction: cement jungles of our largely dysfunctional cities, inane and manipulative messages of coercive media, the goings-on of our governments with their hidden agendas, daily distractions of our runaway technologies and their abstract impressions, overlaid upon the tapestries of our richly woven lives as “spiritual beings, having a human experience.”

    Every life is a chalice, which carries the potential to be filled with the all the light of creation, as we learn to embrace our own godliness: co-creators of the Dream and sparks of Divine Spirit. If only we stop, and pay attention to the Earth and to each other -to all living beings- we remember our higher purpose, just as we remember our role in the unfolding of our collective experience… filling our cups with the liquid light of unconditional love.

    Many of us seem to be forever racing through unlimited fields of probabilities, yet at the same time feel somehow stuck within a sense of limitation: running here, running there… back and forth… in space and time.

    Creatures of our societal designs, we have become so intent upon reaching the often unattainable and illusive “goal” that all-too-often, we seem to lose ourselves, blind to the beauty of the journey itself: forgetting that the wonder of life is to be found in the subtle shades of “becoming” … and not in the black and white borderlands of “arrival.”

    Ask yourself: How often do you stop and take notice of the pure miracle of the journey itself: that you are birthed … that you breathe, that you feel … that you love and are loved (on so many levels) and yes, that you are even capable of contemplating how you pass through this lifetime to another?

    You are like a seed, which takes root in the soil and then reaches upwards, towards the sun, growing tall and mighty, like a great oak tree… only to drop its seed again, perpetuating its own eternity.

    Miracles unfold around us in every moment, but they often elude us, while we distract ourselves by projecting into a non-existent future or to the memory of a time we believe was surely more beautiful and rewarding than now.

    Pay attention to the fact that, in the end, you have this: this moment this hour of your making: of joy or suffering of light or darkness of love or fear. Realize that you are the seed (container of all memory), the root, the tree, the branch and the leaf, spinning its graceful dance into winter, as it falls to the frozen ground below.

    And consider, when you drink, for the last time, of the wine of Earth’s incredible bounty: Will you recognize all that is yours – and has always been? Will you celebrate the perfection of all that life is? Or will your ponder what might have, could have been?

    Life is oh so precious. Gaze into the innocent eyes of a child notice the first day of spring taste the raindrop on your lips watch the sun rise sew a seed. Know the perfection of just “being.” Beauty is all around you, there to be celebrated, as is the miracle, forever unfolding….

    …Pay attention.

    Patricia Cori

    A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, Patricia Cori has been immersed in the New Age Movement since its inception there in the early 1970’s. She has utilized her clairvoyant abilities in healing and support work throughout her life, which has been dedicated in great part to the study of mysticism, philosophy, ancient civilizations, metaphysical healing, spirituality and unexplained mysteries.In 1995, she founded the LightWorks Association of Rome (a non-profit organization), one of the first Spirit Centers to appear in the Eternal City. She is a prominent figure in the Spirit Movement, well-known on the international lecture circuit—actively offering courses, seminars and workshops around the world on a vast range of topics, which reflect her broad knowledge of alternative methodology in healing and her remarkable gift of helping others rekindle and ignite the power within. Patricia has been recognized and celebrated as a gifted shaman by indigenous spirit teachers of the Tibetan, Mayan and Peruvian traditions. In 1996, she established the LightWorks travel club, SoulQuest™ Journeys, and that year led a group of spirit travelers to Nepal and Tibet, to whom she introduced the sacred temples and breathtaking spirit of the Tibetan landscape. She has since guided people through sacred sites in Asia, Mexico, Egypt, Europe, Peru and the crop circles in England. Her books, The Sirian Revelations, have enjoyed worldwide acclaim as wake-up call material for the expanding consciousness of humankind. They have been re-released to a vast international audience this year by North Atlantic Books/Random House Distribution. She hosts the cutting edge web radio talk show, BEYOND THE MATRIX, on bbsradio.com.

    For more information, please visit PatriciaCori.com.

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    1. Patrick
      Patrick says:

      Thankyou Patricia, for this wisdom words. Im starting to slow down, and see the beautiful around me. Im spiritual, and love humanity. It took me awhile to get where im at today. I had to put my life on hold for along time, to find who im ment to be. Still working on myself daily. Inspirations help remind me what important for me. Awsome inspiration Patricia.
      Thankyou.

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    2. DINESH
      DINESH says:

      Patricia

      Liked your article
      I want to confess i cannot pay attention at all
      While reading, writing or listening, also anywhere where attention is important, I do understand its importance but somehow while in the process after a while I loose the grip, when in the process I feel at times that it is known to me, or I start scanning the the things, alsodu

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    3. Brad
      Brad says:

      A most profound offering. Thank you, Patricia, for sharing your insight. Truly, it is difficult to be unhappy when we stop to gaze upon the magnificent beauty of the souls and the landscape that surround us.

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    4. Brad
      Brad says:

      A profound offering. Thanks, Patricia, for sharing your insight. Truly, it is difficult to be unhappy when we stop to gaze at the magnificent beauty of souls and landscape that surround us.

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    5. Pandora
      Pandora says:

      Excellent article. My mom taught us to pay attention. She would always point out nature around us: sunrise, sunset, a baby bird, a bird building a nest, the colors in the fall leaves, et al.

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