I saw this post online that said, "Attention is the root of all evil." I wondered how that could be. We are our Attention, after all. That's our real Self, Awareness. And our Awareness, Attention, or Focus, is our magic wand. We get more of whatever we point it at.

So, is attention the root of all evil? Not literally, but yes, our attention absolutely has the potential to be perceived as negative, harmful, even evil. It would have to be that way, here, in this place we call life. This is a place of duality.

What then is the duality of our Awareness?

The duality of this human experience is Consciousness and unconsciousness. When I am awake and aware, witnessing the stream of mental commentary flow by, I am lucid, I am Conscious, I'm on.

When I am no longer witnessing the stream of mental commentary and become submerged in it, I am sleepwalking, unconscious, I’m off. I forget that I am not my identity, that I am Something much greater. I forget that I’m in a benevolent construct, a lucid dream that’s waiting at the ready for me to awaken to my best life. When I’m off, unconscious, I forget who I am, where I am, and how this place works.

So our attention, or what we put our focus on in unconsciousness, can be used for ill. Both intentionally and unintentionally. That’s like running with scissors and one shoe lace untied.

Our Attention, in Consciousness, is a magic wand in a field of infinite possibility.

Our lucid attention is an enchanted paintbrush, manifesting a human adventure that surpasses the mind's limited imaginings.

Recognizing the duality of your magic wand will change your life experience. Use the power of your lucid Attention.

Wield your powers for good. ;)

Author's Bio: 

Gina Charles writes about authentic living and spiritual awakening with wit and practicality. She is the author and illustrator of 2 books, “Shift Happens” and “FUEL Your Life”. Gina is also the author of the Authentic Living Blog, and founder of the New World Apparel dot com. For more, visit: GinaCharles.com.