Be Choosy

Everything you do expends energy, everything, even such seemingly passive activities as looking and listening. Except for the autonomic processes — the beating of your heart and all — decisions about how to spend your energy are entirely up to you. What to look at, dwell on, read about, listen to, talk about…you call the shots, babe, like a movie director framing scenes between fingers and thumbs. Please be choosy. Because whether or not you buy the notion that life serves up more of whatever you dwell on, the fact is that whatever you dwell on becomes the content of your life, just as surely as the director’s choices become the content of the film.