On yesterday’s “Obama post” the article mentions what it’s like to get to the end of a day wondering what the heck just happened.
I didn’t make the connection until now, but it’s exactly what happens when we complete a day without what I called “Awakeness” in this post from last week.
It’s the kind of busy-headedness that we can fall into in which all we are focused on is the task in front of us, at the cost of the bigger picture that really should be a part of our consciousness at all times.
I read an article a few months ago about the power of being able to maintain2 or more opposing thoughts in one’s mind at the same time. The article can be found here.
It strikes me that this quality of Awakeness has something to do with being able to maintain a focus on the small and big picture at the very same time. If we were to do so, we would never get to the end of the day and wonder what happened — we would know that happened.