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‘He said ‘My life is so complex, I’m being pulled in so many directions as once, that if I didn’t have this to keep me centred, grounded and sane… then I’d be dead.’ Then it hit me, there was something missing.”

“We are told that the unexamined life is not worth living, but we are never told how to do it. I think the secret is cultivating mindful attention, because that creates self-awareness, and self-awareness creates the opportunity for change; and that can lead to self-transformation.”

The words of Jeremy Hunter, in a TED talk where he also says that “As a society we don’t pay enough attention, to attention.”

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