Want to reclaim your power over your life? Start by shifting how you focus your attention
Everyone wants to be free! Everyone wants to be in control of their own experience! This is why nothing is more exciting than self-empowerment. But how do we reclaim our power?
In my experience, there is only one way to do this and that is to understand the way our minds work. This is the key to liberating ourselves from all the ‘stuff’ that brings us down. This is the key to what we all want to know.
Understanding the Way the Mind Works
When I say “understanding the way the mind works,” I mean understanding the basic Universal Law, which states: “What you focus your attention on grows in your experience.”
This Universal Law is the amazing truth we must understand to effectively take our power back from outside circumstances, other people, events, and any and all outer conditions. When we understand this Universal Law and understand that we are the only thinkers in our minds, then we realize that this means that we, and we alone, can choose the focus of our attention. When we really get this, when we really understand that we are the only thinkers in our minds, we can then begin to reclaim our power and start playing with the enormous ramifications this understanding holds for us. It’s the foundation for a true revolution.
Even though many people today do understand this principle (or so they say), understanding is not enough. We have to apply and practice this knowledge every single day of our lives. I work as a coach, so I talk to people every day who say they ‘know’ this. But even if they say they know it, they’re not practicing taking control of the focus of their attention. They haven’t really understood that if they want to change their experience, it requires a shift in focus.
You Are the Choice-Maker in Your Life
In every circumstance, in every single moment, you have a choice — a choice of how you are going to focus. Regardless of the situation, you can be ‘problem-oriented’ or you can be ‘solution-oriented’. The choice is yours. So, what is it going to be?
It doesn’t matter what the situation is, it doesn’t matter what the so-called reality of the moment is — how are you going to relate to it? How are you going to hold it in your mind? In other words, are you:
- Problem-oriented—Are you focusing on everything that is wrong, or could go wrong, with the situation or person or people involved? Are you focusing on all the negative?
- Solution-oriented—Are you focusing on everything that is right, or could be right, with the situation or person or people I nvolved? Are you focusing on the potential, on the learning opportunity, on the positive and how you can make it better?
In either case, the situation is what it is. But you have a choice of how you will focus your attention, which will not only determine your experience, it will also determine the direction the situation takes for you. Because you are putting energy into the situation according to your focus — and this makes either the positive or the negative grow. You get to decide — what’s it going to be?
Our World Is Plastic to Our Thoughts
Scientists have delved into the nature of matter (what we ordinary folk call ‘reality’) and found, according to quantum physics, that matter is made up of atoms which are made up of clouds of subatomic particles. These subatomic particles are actually waves of energy so small that their existence has only been verified by the trails they leave behind in particle accelerators.
Probably the most interesting aspect of the quantum field is that these waves of energy only become particles (localized events in time and space) when they are observed. In other words, these waves of energy, which make up the entire universe, only come into existence when they are actually being observed (as Einstein suggested at the beginning of the last century). This not only means that the quantum field responds to the observer, it means that everything we call the physical world is, in fact, a response of the observer.
This is quite a mind-boggling discovery, isn’t it?
Just think about what this means: Particles only come into existence when we pay attention to them. In other words, human consciousness both influences the quantum field we live in and is actually the creator of the events that are taking place in this field. As a result, by changing the focus of our attention, we also change the field of information and energy we live in. In short, the quality of our thoughts and the focus of our attention have the power to influence and organize the infinite field of information and energy we are a part of. What does this mean? Quite simply, it means that we live in a universe which is plastic, or elastic, to our thoughts. In other words, the universe is responsive to our thoughts, attention and intentions.
This is why I say: “Our thoughts and words are all-powerful.” Through our thoughts and words, we create our lives. We are the only ones who have complete control over our thoughts and words because we are the only thinkers in our minds. This is why we are so powerful — beyond our wildest imagination.
When I realized this truth, it changed my whole life. That’s why I know it can change yours too. Nobody else can do it for you and nobody else can take it from you because you are the only thinker in your mind!
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