On the plane ride back from New York yesterday, I perused Leo Babauta’s free eBook Focus: A simplicity manifesto in the age of distraction. On the one hand, there is nothing new here. But on the other, it’s a nice summary of suggestions that we all should follow to some degree.
I liked being reminded of the benefits of simplifying life, cutting out distraction, and improving my ability to focus on what is important. We really do live in the age of distraction and need to consciously take action to block information overload. But perhaps even more important, we need to take time for contemplative practice.
Meditation in some form is the gold standard. After shooting car lights for the image today, I found this nice rock by the water to sit for a while and take in the serenity of Central Park at night. I took a few self-portraits for fun – and truth be told – this one was a mistake! I moved before the shot finished, but I prefer the translucent quality of this image over my others.