THAT WHICH YOU FOCUS UPON AMPLIFIES.
ENERGY FLOWS WHERE MY ATTENTION GOES.
WHAT A MAN THINKS (IN HIS HEART) HE BECOMES.
These are all variations on the same theme of THE POWER OF THOUGHT. This is something you already know, but perhaps don't spend much time thinking about. But you should.
WHAT YOU FOCUS ON EXPANDS.
Because if you're going to give your mind and attention to something, some one, some matter, some thought, some wish, some hope, some dream ... you might as well form that thought as a positive one.
Makes sense, right?
Whether it's The Bible, The Buddha, Angelou, Abraham, Oprah, or Jimmy Crackcorn, I don't care ... This One Universal Truth Applies:
THE MORE YOU THINK ABOUT SOMETHING THE MORE SOMETHING YOU GET
Have you ever noticed that when you're thinking about getting a new car; perhaps it's a red car, all the sudden you begin noticing that car, and that color of car, everywhere you go?
UNIVERSAL LAW: LIKE ATTRACTS LIKE.
Ever notice when you're flush with cash, almost suddenly it seems you have all you need; perhaps even, you find more money coming your way.
Conversely, when you're "down and out" or "stuck in a negative rut" it appears you just keep getting more of the same.
It's because you allow the power of your thought to pull more of (fill-in-the-blank) to you.
Why are our, as some call it "monkey minds," so trained to think about the negative? Why do many of us immediately shift to the "Oh shit, this isn't gonna be good," or "Why does this always have to happen," or "This just sucks, every time."
Why not: "I'm so grateful to be here right now," and "My health is so good, and I feel so good," and "Everything is going my way!"
Doesn't that FEEL better? And isn't FEELING a good deal of the equation?
WHATEVER YOU GIVE YOUR ATTENTION GROWS IN DEPTH & BREADTH.
Have you ever stopped to think that if you wanted more goodness and more money and better health and better relationships ... then it makes sense to focus on those things?
Ever notice the rich get richer, while the poor get poorer? Why do you suppose that is? Because they've trained their minds to bring them more of the Good Stuff!
I choose to think that people with negative attitudes keep getting the worst hand dealt to them.
Because they never seem to tire of complaining, nor do they set that same negative pattern into motion each ... and every ... time.
Whether or not you believe in The New Testament, The Holy Quran, The Shreemad Bhagavad Gita, The Tripitakas, The Guru Granth Sahib, The Kitab Aqdas, The Book of Rites, The Agamas, Kohiki, The Torah or Talmud, or the Law of Attraction, they ALL pretty much say the SAME thing:
WHAT YOU FOCUS ON GROWS
So, my challenge to you is: If you're going to expend the mental energy anyway, Expend Upon Positivity!
I've quoted my friend, Don Campbell, before when he shared a quote on his Instagram that says:
You'll eventually end up with income, net worth & attitude that matches the flock you hang with.
Furthermore, I challenge you to consider this slight addition:
You'll always end up with the life, which includes all the money, things, relationships & health, that you desire, so be POSITIVE about it, choosing the GOOD in all of it, then sit back and ENJOY all that goodness which creates more of the same ... by mere thought.
While some may skim this with skepticism, I would kindly suggest a shift in thought. Slather, even drown those thoughts with some "Happy Sauce" and see what happens.
A PERSONAL STORY ABOUT THE POWER OF THOUGHT:
I can tell you firsthand that THOUGHT is indeed a real and visceral power. Not that long ago (less than 2 years), I was in a relationship that wasn't good (it felt bad), in a city that I had outgrown (it felt small), while trying to create work that wasn't meshing (it felt incongruent), and simply through CHANGING MY ENVIRONMENT (home), SHIFTING MY EMOTIONS (relationship), and ALTERING MY ENERGY (businesses), I created an entirely new world.
Now, I am living EXACTLY where I SAW and FELT myself living [Southern California], I am living in a BALANCED & LOVING RELATIONSHIP [Tammy] and I am expanding my PROFESSIONAL ENERGIES [business], thus creating THE LIFE I HAVE DREAMT OF.
In closing, I leave you with several great minds. Ponder their words.
Your MIND is so powerful; it's full of such potential. Your DREAMS are so close; their achievement is within reach. Your THOUGHTS create your reality; they simply require your focus.
Cheers to powerful thinking!