The Art Of Focus

19 Mar

Pink pasta anyone?, originally uploaded by *Gracie.

Many of us are sensitive to energy, so we make our homes a sanctuary and only leave when we have fully prepared ourselves. We may use gemstones, essential oil, or talismans, or perhaps we call on our angels or surround ourselves in a bubble of light. But we should be conscious of what we are seeking to accomplish. It is important to remember that if we want to shield ourselves, we might inadvertently keep out the good that is coming our way. All of our tools can be helpful if we use them wisely and keep ourselves engaged in all the world has to offer.

If we instead seek to filter distractions, than we can be like prospectors panning for gold. We learn to filter when we are children as we learn about the world around us. At first every leaf on the ground is a reason to stop and investigate. But as we learn where to focus our attention, the rest becomes background. We don’t cut ourselves off from the world, we merely shift our focus.

As humans, we don’t always know what is good for us. Sometimes what appears to be a negative situation contains a gem of wisdom that leads to our highest growth. Rather than focusing our thoughts on what we want to keep out of our experience, we may want to turn the light of our attention to the good we’d like to create while leaving room for something better. By doing this, we allow space for the wisdom of the universe to work its magic on our behalf. If we trust the universe, we know that good is present even if it doesn’t look good on the surface. When we shift our focus this way, we actually attract those things into our lives, and the rest falls away without the effort of filtering. By practicing the art of focus, we invest our attention and energy into making our lives a positive experience.

Daily OM


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5 responses to “The Art Of Focus

  1. gingermiss

    March 21, 2007 at 6:44 pm

    Another gorgeous photo, with such a vibrant pink hue where the sun shows through the translucency of the petals.

    I must note as well that I LOVE the cardinal photo in the sidebar. I don’t think many people are able to capture photos of birds that are so expressive.

  2. icedmocha

    March 22, 2007 at 8:53 am

    It does look like pasta, or confetti, or ribbon. Very unique and beautiful.

  3. gingermiss

    March 22, 2007 at 4:21 pm

    It reminds me of a sea anemone.

  4. Grace

    March 23, 2007 at 5:38 pm

    BEAUTIFUL! It looks like a party favor to me, you know…like the ones you blow on New Years Eve???

    This was a very timely piece for me to read today….thank yoU!

  5. Gracie

    March 27, 2007 at 10:28 am

    Thanks Gingermiss, Icedmocha and Grace. It was an interesting article and picture – I see them everywhere now. I call them pasta trees. They do take on many shapes including party favors and sea creatures depending one’s mood, lol.


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