The Virtue of Paying Attention

Wake up.

Wake up and stop sleeping.

Wake up and pay attention to what you are doing, to what is going on around you. 

It's so easy to fall asleep at the wheel and wake up later, not knowing where you are or how you got there. This sort of artistic somnambulation is something we often struggle against everyday. 


Paying attention, it's just being aware of what you are doing at all times. One way to get through artist's block is to pay attention. There are messages and inspiration all around us. When we sleepwalk through life we miss connecting with them. A big part of our artistic spiritual practice is just being aware of our lives.

When you find yourself dozing, or just going through the motions, snap out of it. Be present. Be awake. We use the term practice because you have to actively practice it, and like all things, the more you do it, the more it becomes a natural part of what you do.

Teach yourself to pay attention.

~ MB

Practice Makes Practice


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