It caught my eye because distraction in general, and information overload in particular, is a big problem that is often overlooked in our lives.
We have newspapers, TV, movies, radio and the Internet, which is bigger than all the old media put together.
We can be distracted by Facebook, Twitter, InstaGram, LinkedIn and many other social networks that we can get sucked into.
Then, there is email which seems to me like a never ending deluge. If you have a smart phone, text messages and alerts roll in at all hours of the day, even when we try to disconnect.
With so much stimuli, the cover of the magazine is onto something. But distraction is not what prevents enlightenment. After all, what is it that we are distracted from?
I can get so overloaded with information, that I can’t hear myself think. And that’s the real issue.
I can’t hear anymore — I can’t hear myself. I have lost my inner listening. That’s what prevents enlightenment – the learned response to a world full of too much information that we tune out the voice of our true nature.
There are so many alluring things to pay attention to – movies, TV, music, sports, politics, friends on social media, our work, the drama in our families, the drama in our schools, the drama everywhere – that we have lost touch with the deepest part of ourselves.
The deepest part of ourselves, the New Message teaches, can’t be corrupted, can’t be tempted, can’t be pacified, can’t be entertained, and can’t be distracted. The deepest part of ourselves is on a mission – and it won’t slow down for anything.
We can deny our deeper nature. We can run from it, try to divorce ourselves from it, try to distract ourselves from it, but it is always there, waiting to instruct us on why we have come to Earth at this time because it was placed there by the Divine:
There is a greater mind within you, a greater mind that the Creator of all life has placed within you, to guide you, to protect you and to lead you to your greater accomplishments in life. This deeper mind is profoundly different from the mind that you think with. This is how God speaks to you. And you may not hear this as a voice. It may be a feeling, an image, a sound, a voice. People experience the power and presence of Knowledge differently, according to their individual orientation. – The Deeper Mind of Knowledge
Listen to the Messenger of this New Message. He picks up where the Buddha, Jesus and Mohammed left off. Clear your mind, turn off your cell phones, close your eyes, relax and listen. Enlightenment can be yours, now:
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