Holy Attention

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excerpted from the book Astrology Is Real

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Think of mindfulness as a form of "affectionate attention."
—Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn

There is ecstasy in paying attention.
―Anne Lamott

Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity.
—Simone Weil

It's almost as if the poets are offering a religion of noticing things, or a religion of paying attention.
—Ada Limón

Attention is the beginning of devotion.
—Mary Oliver

I use the word "attention" to express the idea of a just and loving gaze directed upon individual reality. I believe this to be the characteristic and proper mark of the active moral agent.
—Iris Murdoch