Rather than paying attention to what’s going on in front of you, pay attention to what’s going on inside of you. You get a choice in what you think about and how you see things, and choosing to see from a different perspective releases us from the self-centeredness, the rat race. The world tells us winning, achieving, displaying is the way to go, but the day-to-day can be sacred, compassionate, full of love and unity if we keep our eyes on what’s real and essential, staying alert and attentive rather than listening to the constant monologue in our heads. When we are self-centered and not God-centered, we want our lives to be undisturbed and safe. But a life that is God-centered can often be ruffled and risky.