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While it may be the case that “ignorance is bliss” it is not — in my opinion — the best way to go through life.  Now maybe I am really missing out on something by being able to set my mind’s switch to “total lack of awareness” state; but, I struggle to fathom an existence where you are not absorbing from all that transpires around you.

That said, all too often we really are unaware of what is going on around us:  the gifts we are given, the people that care for us, the challenges other face, the chances to help, the opportunities that are there for the seizing, the alternatives that are available.  In my opinion, that is due to our single minded focus on destinations/goals versus considering why we’re headed there, what path makes the most sense, and if there are other alternatives available.  All too often we “lock in” and to after things with a dogged determination that makes sure we get there faster so we can move on to the next task at hand.  Ironically, this single mindedness often blinds us to what are really looking to accomplish, how to get there easier, who we can bring along on the journey, and why to end state is not the “only” thing.

With that in mind:

How’s your awareness of who, what, when, how and why?

As always, thanks for the time.