Have you ever thought that someone was deliberately ignoring you or deceiving you behind your back? How did you feel in that moment? Were you frustrated, hurt, angry or upset? How about when you found out that they had not done it to begin with? How did you feel then? Did you feel embarrassed or upset with yourself?
How were you able to feel those emotions initially, even though the deceit never happened?
Before I tell you the answer, let’s do one more. Think of someone you really love for a moment. Really feel them next to you. Take a minute, close your eyes and imagine their presence. Before you read on, do this.
(Go ahead. I’ll wait.)
Did you just feel full of love, as if that person was actually there with you? The reason this happens is because your mind doesn’t know the difference between something you are actually experiencing, and something that is only in your mind.
What we focus on we will surely feel.
So by knowing you have this power, how quickly can you change the way you feel?
In order for us to fully enhance the quality of our life, and achieve at our peak, we must choose wisely in the way our attention is being focused. Life is defined on the notion that our mind is definitely going to find what we focus on. Now whether that is a blessing or a curse is entirely up to you, as you’re in total control of directing that energy. It becomes so frustrating when the experiences that we don’t want to keep showing up, constantly do. The reason they show themselves so often is because we are putting so much energy toward them.
When we focus on the things we don’t want, we get more of them. That uneasiness then begins to consume our reality. This may create a feeling of hopelessness, anger, and disappointment until other areas of our life suffer because of our inner turmoil. It’s quite obvious in everyday life. When you are feeling angry, everything outside will seem distorted and get under your skin. When you are irritated about something, everything will seem to irritate you. When you are happy, then everything seems great. It’s a law of life—there is no escaping it. We must learn to enhance our emotional fitness, and that comes from what we choose to focus on. When you continue to focus on what you want, your whole demeanor adapts to your desire. Body language, vocabulary, tone of voice, and even subconscious movements all shift to mold you into the person you need to be.