Evidently, what we call 'attention' is phenomenal, as such, a movement ex-tended in time and space. Wei Wu Wei tells us that "good and earnest people...practicing this and that...may become very worthy, even holy phenomena---but that is all, for phenomenalisation is one-way traffic. There is no such thing as noumenalisation."
I do not mean to discount the value of "attention"; only to "locate it" in its proper sphere. Wei Wu Wei continues:
"Nothing we do in a time-context could have any noumenal significance, let alone be what we think of as 'true' or 'real.' No positive gesture or concept could effect noumenality. All we say and all we do and feel is confined to our little dream-world."
"That is why the negative way alone can help us, since it negates the positive, whereby---every positive impulse and concept being negated, or 'emptied' as it is called--- our noumenality remains and is revealed."