Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Thict Nhat Hanh, the Vietnamese Zen poet, says "the most valuable gift you can give someone is your attention".  This I learned recently from the blog entitled Hygge House.

The danger with our new technology is that you become less available to your children, your spouse, your friends and partners in your real-life world.

So as Summer begins: 
listen to hear what people are saying 
pay attention to the people you are with
consider mindfulness

1 comment:

pve design said...

Wonderful. I have been taking the weekly e-course by marisa at creative thursday and I think the summer is a time for rest, a time for reflection and to enjoy nature, family, friends, good books - and to get away from technology. Thanks for the lovely post.
The people of bhutan did not have tv - and after tv arrived, the family meals began to go by the wayside, along with a rise in crime, they have no advertising and the happiness factor is high there.