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Forsake the Rest

We forsake innumerable issues every day. And that’s usually okay because most of what’s going on in the world doesn’t require our attention: local politics in Saskatoon, escalator maintenance at a nearby shopping mall, bronze statues of great basketball players.

It’s not that we can’t focus on these inane concerns—it’s just that they aren’t top of mind.

But of course we forsake many of our so-called priorities, too: health, relationships, creativity, contribution.

It’s not that we can’t focus on these important matters—it’s just that they aren’t top of mind.

Which brings some questions to mind:

What am I focused on today?

What should I be focused on? That is, what aligns with my values, beliefs, desires, interests, mission? Would life be better if I focused on those few things and forsook the rest?