There is a whole economy based on the purchase of our attention. Big Tech is driving your engagement, they are steering your attention toward things that they choose.
We have lost depth. We don’t know how to stay with something. To funnel energy and attention downwards. In my role as a therapist, this is one of my most consistent tasks with the people I sit with.
To voyage across time and space, to reach out to another person, to sense the journey that led them to here, to be with how something that happened long ago feels right here right now, is the art of the therapy.
The depth of our personal aesthetic is influenced by others and created over a lifetime. Our inner world continuously meets the outer world.