I’ve been neglecting my car. It was a great car when I got it — and then I got used to having it.
I stopped taking care of it. I stopped making sure the fluids were filled and the oil was changed. It started acting up.
When it started acting up I thought about getting a new one. I thought about throwing it away and starting fresh.
Even though it’s paid for. Even though it’s still faster than fast.
That’s life, right? What we give attention to flourishes. I give a lot of attention to worrying about things that are beyond my control. And those things flourish.
Things that greatly benefit my life are left by the wayside.
Relationships. Work. Meditation. Chores.
All left behind in the wake of worry.
The moment one gives close attention to any thing, even a blade of grass it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself. Henry Miller