In our loving kindness women's circle last night, one of the topics that came up is how our focus has the power to change our perception of pretty much everything. Where our attention goes, is where the energy flows.
You know how when you buy a new car, suddenly you start seeing those cars everywhere? Well, it's not that a bunch of people copied you and suddenly went out and bought the exact same car. You brought this car into your awareness and therefore started noticing it everywhere.
If we choose to focus on what's lacking in our life or what is negative or where we feel we aren't good enough, then we will see all the signs, the "proof" that we are right, all the while missing all the positivity that is happening simultaneously. Likewise, if we choose to focus on what's working, on positive aspects of people or situations, no matter how challenging, then we prime ourselves to flow into more positivity.
I have been frustrated and worried lately with some struggles we've been having with the kids, feeling at a bit of a loss on how to move forward. Then, yesterday morning, as I was walking the dogs in the forest, it suddenly dawned on me...I have been focusing on the problems, on what's not working!
Life feels so much lighter and happier when I step back and list all of the wonderful things that are working well, rather than getting lost in what isn't. Perception is everything!
It is constant work in progress to check if my perception is serving me or those around me. And, oddly enough, it can feel quite exciting when limiting thought patterns become clear, because that is when we get the chance to work on them and experience the beauty of personal growth. 💝
Michelle Borner, a mom on 23 missions, blogs about her Deep Thoughts on a wide range of topics from parenting to conscious living to lessons from brain cancer.
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