Paying attention seems simple, but it can be difficult to do in a distracting world. The media and entertainment and political worlds have no interest whatsoever in repose, reflection, or serenity. Their stock-in-trade is agitation, restlessness, and empty desire: a grasping that never ends. All of these trees around us have no part in those worlds. They gently shake us by the shoulders and say: Wake up!Indeed.