I introduced two interesting articles today on awareness which led to discussions on what our mind is really experiencing. The first article is from the online magazine, “Inverse” and is titled: “Scientists Reveal the Number of Times You’re Actually Conscious Each Minute.“
Then I read from the article in Tricycle Magazine called, “Attention Means Attention.” This put some of the ideas from the previous article into a Buddhist perspective, since Buddhist practitioners tend not to be that surprised that humans have such short attention spans.
We then talked about how we perceive the world around us, and how an awareness of impermanence gives us a different view of reality. Our discussion then devolved (I take total responsibility) into the philosophy of reality through the lenses of Star Trek, Dr. Who, and Peanuts (esp. Snoopy’s doghouse)!