How Did that Dryer Sheet Get There?
Have you ever gone to work or out in public and had no clue that you got dressed in an odd manner? I went to work once with a dryer sheet hanging just a half inch or so out of the sleeve of my shirt. It wasn't until nearly an hour in to my day that some else noticed it. I pulled out the dryer sheet and just laughed. How could I miss that?
What else have you missed? Where have you either lacked focus or been so focused that you weren't present or aware of what was really going on around you? It is very tough to be aware all the time. We do need a break on occasion. However when it really matters, we must understand how to become more aware and be present in the moment.
What are some moments when you lack awareness? When your co-worker is explaining a major issue to you, but you need to get that big email out. When your child is getting your attention to talk about an issue or just wanting to play but you have so much on your mind. When you are just sitting in a crowded room of people. Are you aware of what is happening or are you just there? It is time to pay attention to what is really important in this world. And for me that is people.
Become aware, be present in the moment and don't let some else tell you that there is a dryer sheet hanging from your shirt.