Hi Gary, thanks for … bringing attention… to this topic! 🙂 It will be very interesting to hear what the authors say about it, and thank you for mentioning Rupert Spira’s take on it.
To me, attention is Being becoming. Attention is the process through which Being becomes aware of and thus gives rise to an aspect of itself. Through attention and intention, some thing arises out of no thing. If consciousness is the light of awareness, then attention is a laser beam and intention is the specific color.
Any other thoughts on this?