The Incredible Power of Focus
“If I’m creating this, then I’m certainly not doing it on purpose” people say. “It sure seems like this is HAPPENING to me, rather than I’m creating it” .
They just assume that it’s all BS because “this and this and this are going on for me and I have no control over it, and anyone who thinks I’m creating this doesn’t understand what I’m going through” . Essentially, they are resigning themselves to be a victim of their circumstances.
We live in a universe of infinite complexity, and many forces – way too may to keep track of – operate on us. Yes, it’s true that we are NOT in control of everything that happens, because we are not in control of most of those infinite other parts of the universe.
In fact, the only thing you have total and complete control over is……
…….. YOUR OWN MIND
That is, if you learn how to exercise it
Luckily, this one thing – your mind – that you do have control over gives you tremendous power. By exercising control over your mind, you can get the rest of those infinite other parts of the universe to begin to march in formation.
The key is to become more conscious, more aware….to get yourself off automatic pilot. Once you do this, you stop creating all the dramas and other garbage that you don’t want in your life.
You can help things along, however, by remembering and using a very important piece of wisdom. It’s the fact that whatever you focus on manifests as reality in your life.
You are always focusing on something, whether you are aware of it or not.
The problem is, this focus is usually not conscious focus, it is automatic focus. We unconsciously focus on something we don’t want, and then when we get it we act like a victim and don’t even stop to think that we created it in the first place.
If you have had a significant negative emotional experience (say, for instance, a relationship in which you were abused or mistreated in some way) a part of you is going to say: “ Okay, I get it. There are people out there who can and will hurt me. Relationships can be dangerous and painful. I have to watch out for these people (or sometimes, relationships in general) and avoid them” .
Unfortunately, to watch out for them and avoid them, you have to focus your mind on “people who could hurt me” or “bad relationships” and that focus just gives you more of what you don’t want to come to you………AND…….actually makes these things you don’t want (at least initially) attractive to you, so when they appear in your life you are drawn to them.
This is why so many people keep having one relationship after another with the same person, but in different bodies.
Focusing on what you do NOT want, ironically, makes it happen. Focusing on being poor makes you poor. Focusing on not making mistakes causes you to make mistakes. Focusing on not smoking makes you want to smoke. And so on. I think you get the idea.
The truth is, your mind cannot tell the difference between something you think about or focus on that you DO want, and something you think about or focus on but do NOT want. The mind is a goal-seeking mechanism, and an extremely attractive one at that.
Most of the time, for most people, all the focusing and thinking is going by at warp speed, on automatic, without much, if any, conscious intention.
FOCUS TO GET THE OUTCOMES YOU WANT
Your job is to learn how to direct this power by consciously directing your focus to get the outcomes you want.
First, you have to discover all the things you focus on that you do not want and I’m willing to bet there are quite a few – way more than you think. Then you have to get very clear about what you DO want. Then, you have to examine each of the things you want and be sure that they are not just something you do NOT want in disguise.
For instance, saying: “ I want a relationship where I am treated well ” would no longer be an issue if you had not had relationships where you were not treated well and so even in making this seemingly positive statement you are focusing on not wanting to be mistreated. Saying “ I want a reliable car ” wouldn’t even come up if you weren’t focusing on the fact that you don’t want a car that breaks down and needs a lot of repairs.
The Solution? Practice. Persistence. Practice.
It’s a very good idea to write down what you want, very specifically. Then, reading what you have written to yourself, preferably out loud, several times a day, whilst seeing yourself, in your mind, already having what you want. The more emotion you can bring to it, the better. Then, take whatever action is available to begin moving towards what you want. A good time to do this reading and visualizing is when you first wake up and right before you go to bed.
START ASKING YOURSELF QUESTIONS
Good questions include: “ How can I get X?” “How can I do Y? ”. By asking these kinds of questions, you get your mind to focus on what you want to do, be or have.
Learn to say “ How can I…? ” when you don’t know what to do, instead of “ I can’t” and (if you are persistent in asking), the universe will send you the answer, every time. Learn to be conscious in what you focus on and your whole life will change.
WHATEVER THE MIND CAN CONCEIVE AND BELIEVE, IT CAN ACHIEVE.
It will take some time to learn how to consciously focus your mind. It will require some effort. You will fail many times and it will seem difficult. But at a certain point, you will “get it” and at that point it will become as automatic as the unconscious focusing you have been doing. When that happens, a whole new universe of power will open up to you.
Bill Harris is the Founder of the Centerpointe Research Institute
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