Out of focus

We live in a world that demands our focus. We have to focus on our little screens and our tiny keyboards; we have to focus on the traffic; we have to stick to plans and rules and guidelines; we have to focus on our health and our weight and our posture and, and, and. One of the favorite parts of my day is when I go out of focus. I do this first thing every morning, usually when it is still dark. I walk around the neighborhood and I try to lose focus of everything except what I hear and see on my walk. And it’s been really foggy lately, so that helps. Once I get to the point where all I’m noticing is the chirping of crickets and the occasional animal that crosses my path, then I can refocus. I refocus and I thank God for that time away from agendas and rapid-fire thoughts streaming through my brain. You should try it some time. Going out of focus curiously brings the most important things into focus. Thanks for reading my blog.

Mark Inglis

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