WHAT GETS YOU?
Psychologists generally agree that
whatever gets your attention...gets you!
"Every year of my life," wrote Richard Cecil,
"I grow more convinced that it is wisest and
best to fix our attention on the beautiful and
good and dwell as little as possible on the
evil and false."
This is no head-in-the-sand philosophy or
or denial of the negligent or cruel realities
or our society.
We are simply opting for a better way.
One in which the eyes are clear
the voice is soft
the mind alert
and the heart pure
And while it is true that those who
eat carrots, do not become rabbits...
If we continually feast upon that which
is sordid shall we not eventually become
base? Or as Solomon questioned:
"Can a man take fire in his bosom,
and his clothes [and] not be burned?"
Attention, attention...what gets You?
(Written on May 22, 1975 21)