What is attention and do we have a choice in how we direct it? Do our thoughts, culture, beliefs and worldview influence our reality? How do I construct self, meaning, and purpose? Can our attitudes and how we direct our attention improve our well-being and create a better world? This course explores the mysteries and manifestations of attention through phenomenological research, discussions, and readings from interdisciplinary perspectives on self, science, culture, and philosophy. Students will engage in contemplative inquiry based in mindfulness practices that explore self-awareness, positivity, and inner knowing. An examination of worldviews and assumptions that create our sense of purpose and influence our actions within our community and the world will culminate in the student's articulation of an integrative synthesis.