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Attention Shapes Our Reality–guest post by Judy Tart

I've been reading an interesting book, Rapt: Attention and the Focused Life, by Winifred Gallaher. I've run across a great definition of reality:

Reality is an intentional, first-person experience that you construct from the material of attention.

I'm having a hard time contradicting this definition. Though reality, I know, has been defined in many other ways. Even allowing for my conceptual biases and cultural blinkers which only serve to narrow and focus what I paid attention to.

What do you think of this definition? Does it fit your experience?

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