We hear it all the time... Our thoughts become reality... Where we focus our attention is what we give life to.... Our focus can determine our mental state... Our focus can determine our emotional state as well.... There is a good old question "Are you a glass 1/2 full or glass 1/2 empty person?" Despite ALL of this information and wise words surrounding us daily, in a certain moment or certain situation it can be easy to "forget" or disconnect from this wisdom.... I know I am very guilty as of late. And I am finally recognizing the jeopardizing effects the wrong focus can have on my body and soul...
Lately I have been down and out for an injury in my physical body... For several months now I have been sooooo incredibly focused on everything that hurt, everything that my injury was limiting me on, everything I couldn't and can't do right now, and everything I wish I could be doing.... Was this the best approach for where to focus? Probably not... What it has truly caused is more emotional turmoil, which in turn has probably also created more physical turmoil through the emotion physically manifesting.... And in this process I have come to realize that Because of my focus I have actually missed out on so much more then everything I was dwelling on missing... I was rather missing out on opportunity... Opportunity to focus on what I could do, opportunity to learn something new, opportunity to appreciate something different for a season, opportunity to learn and grow in my pain, and hopes that someday my experience could help someone else on their path and journey.
Well the great thing is that it is not too late... I am still very limited on what I can do, but from today forward I will focus on what I can. This is going to be a great experience at getting creative and learning how to be better, and enjoy things that I otherwise would have never given the time of day... Maybe, just maybe, in this process I get to discover a new passion or new fun source ... A new perspective.. A new outlook, and create a new story through a new experience... In this process I also get to maintain a much more positive mindset and healthier attached emotions .... I choose to no longer dwell in the cant's and find peace and enjoyment with the cans... There is ALWAYS something we can do and a way to keep the mind at peace... we just have to be willing to create this through our focus ... If you find yourself focused on the negative, on what's missing, on what's not working, on what you aren't, or what you can't do .... Then today I challenge you to shift your focus with me, and change the trajectory of your experience moving forward starting today! Xoxo