Watch Where Your Mind Wanders

Watch Where Your Mind Wanders
Practice of the Week

This one is the simplest exercise but also potentially most enlightening. Take a week and keep track of where your mind joyfully leans. Catch yourself daydreaming. Notice when you say to yourself, “I really have to remember to...” Pay attention when the voice in your head says, “I wish I was doing X instead.” And when you notice it, write it down. Keep track of it for a week. Then pay attention to what this week’s worth of wandering is telling you.

“If you want to know where your heart [desire] is, look where your mind goes when it wanders.” -- Bernard Byer

“Maybe prayer doesn’t mean talking to God at all. Maybe it means listening to our dreams and paying more attention to what we really want from life.” - Gary Kowalski

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