FEATURED INK: Focus
When put into practice, focus is a super power. It is focus that empowers us to create our own realities. At the root of this ability to bend reality is the human mind's capacity to assert meaning onto life experiences. Our minds are meaning-making machines. This is why two people can go see the same movie and walk away with entirely different interpretations of it.
Focus, then, becomes a key player in helping us to form meanings that serve our highest good. What we seek is what we find, likewise, what we focus on is what we create. If we walk into a situation intending to find chaos, our minds will highlight the chaotic elements of that situation. On the other hand if we were to go into that same scenario intending to find ease, the likelihood of things flowing smoothly rises phenomenally.
It's helpful to periodically ask ourselves where we're placing our focus. Is it directed towards that which brings us joy and helps us to expand into more of who we are or are we finding ourselves consumed by mind-draining minutiae more often than we would hope to? Where we direct our focus gives energy to whatever it is we've honed in on, making this object of our attention expand to fill in the crevices of our lives.
Conscious Ink Staffer
Amanda Brown is a wellness blogger and a member of the Conscious Ink Team at our home office in Bend, OR. She is passionate about helping people find peace with where they are at while pursuing their best, most fulfilling lives. For more of her work, you can head over to her blog at www.liminalwellness.com.