We have more control over our lives than we realize. Whatever we choose to focus on, will expand in our lives. If we concentrate on our pain and sadness, then we will welcome more of it into our lives. However, if we focus on gratitude then we will find more things to be grateful for.
Have you ever bought something new and then you suddenly start seeing it everywhere? Before you bought it, however, you didn’t notice it because you weren’t looking for it. This always amazes me, and reminds me of the power of our thoughts and attention.
We create our own energy with our thoughts. If I’m in a bad mood then I will notice everything wrong in my world. I will pick out the bad parts of my day and magnify them. Without even realizing that it is happening to me, I will constantly be looking for things or ways to be angry, sad, hurt, fearful, etc.
The same is true with good thoughts. If I find goodness in every one and every situation then my heart will expand with gratitude. After I do this long enough, gratitude will be my default emotion, and I will be able to see goodness everywhere. Even when people are mean to me or just hateful, I try to pray for them and send them love with my thoughts.
Today I urge you to take some time and evaluate your focus. What do you spend the majority of your time thinking about? Is it helping or harming you?
Love and blessings,