Where is your focus?
What you focus on expands.
I gained a new perspective on this statement when my retina detached. More than one third of my eye was black. As I focused on the black portion of my sight it appeared to get larger.
When I shifted to notice what I could see. That area seemed to get larger.
I have a choice.
I can focus on what I have in my life that I want, or I can focus on what I do not want.
My tendency has been to look at what I do NOT want and try to make it go away. Past experience taught me this never works. It only makes the situation worse.
I learned to listen to my body.
When I focused on the black spot fearful thoughts of an imagined future made my body feel heavy. I could feel my body get tight and my spirit begin to shut down.
When I noticed how much I could see through the part that gave me sight I could feel my body relax a little.
As I thought about the fact that my central vision was still there I could breath and feel my energy begin to open up and flow.
I expressed my gratitude.
One of the quickest ways to keep my mind from wandering into the past and future is to express gratitude for what is here. I began to be grateful for what I could see.
Then I took an even bolder leap that required all the courage I could muster. I began to express gratitude for what presented itself that I did not want.
"Thank you for this retina detachment. I am grateful for this retina detachment. I love this retina detachment." repeating the phrases over and over slowly, I began to feel the meaning of the words.
I felt my body open up.
I felt my spirit expand.
I could feel the energy begin to flow as I made space in my life for the unwanted gift. I know this is a gift.
Resisting it only makes me miserable.
I choose to live in a state of peace, love and joy.
A simple change in focus can lift us up or take us down.
Where is your focus today?
You get to choose.