Your mind power makes what you focus on happen. You create what you think about and then live in that experience. Your attention determines your destiny.
Your mind has enormous creative force. It has, in collusion with everyone else, created a world for you to live in. When you focus on what is wrong in the world, you choose to live in disharmony. And when you focus on what is right in the world, you choose to live in harmony. Either way, you get to choose.
Your choice creates your focus, and your focus creates your experiences. What you focus on comes to be.
Most people do their focusing unconsciously. Events happen to them and they react to them based on how they responded to past experiences. They find themselves in a loop where similar experiences happen to them over and over. They find themselves trapped in a dysfunctional pattern.
They are not choosing with awareness what to focus on.
They allow their brain to focus on what it has been programmed to focus on. They get the result of that focusing, usually negative.
Self awareness, then, is the keystone to change.
Awareness gives you freedom of choice. When you choose, you set your attention in a certain direction. This direction is your focus. And what you focus on expands.
With deliberate, rather than accidental, focus you bring into your world more of what you want.
Here is a simple exercise, suggested by Bob Proctor, a motivational speaker. It is designed to clear confusion and get you to focus on what matters most to you.
Take two sheets of paper.
On one sheet write your current experiences. Pour out your heart. Express your repressed feelings. Write to a point where you are clear on what is wrong with your life, especially the angst you have about it.
Then on the other sheet, write out the exact opposite. For example, if on the first sheet you wrote out about how hard it is for you to earn enough money to meet your needs, on the second sheet write about how easy it is for you to make make a surplus of money.
Now take the first sheet and burn it.
Fold the second sheet and put it in your pocket. Carry it around with you. This is what you have chosen to focus on.
This is what you have chosen to bring into your world. Read it whenever you need to remind yourself what to focus on.
Your brain will now become active in finding ways to fulfill it. It will seek out the people and the information that you need to move you to create the circumstances that you truly want. Isn't it time you put your powerful subconscious mind to work for you rather than against you?
And because the world is large, holding within it the possibility of anything you desire, you will find a path with a heart opening up to you.
Saleem Rana got his masters in psychotherapy from California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, Ca., 15 years ago and now resides in Denver, Colorado. His articles on the internet have inspired over ten thousand people from around the world. Discover how to create a remarkable life
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