No More Attention Left To Receive Life

It is immediately used up for serving dull thoughts and its agendas.

Pretheesh Presannan
1 min readJan 30, 2023
Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash

the thing about thoughts is
that you gotta think them up,
meaning, you gotta trade
your free attention
(available for receiving life)
for cheap thoughts

perhaps our birthright is
to receive life from
within and without

they make stupid purposes
such as hyper-focusing
all you attention
on some petty productivity stuff
and call it living life
in fact, it is a symptom of neurosis
without knowing it is the case
for ignorance is bliss(comfort).

…But thinking is to be a corrective in our life — it’s not supposed to be a center of our life. Living is supposed to be the center of our life, being is supposed to be the center — with correctives around, which hold us like the skin holds our blood and our flesh in. But our skin is not a way of life — the way of living is the blood pumping through our veins, the ability to sense and to feel and to know. And the intellect doesn’t help you very much there — you should get on with the business of living. — Ray Bradbury



Pretheesh Presannan

Panic Attack Survivor. Just writing. Plays cricket. Design&Develop. You can find short stories, poems, etc, here. For any work mail to :