You notice what is already on your mind. That is what you focus on. The big question is, do you always notice the things that are important? So often we do not see the important things that we are not looking out for.
Sometimes when I have a moment to fill and I am relaxing between activities I play Solitaire on my phone. This is an old time favourite. As a child I played solitaire (called patience then) with real cards and as a family we played racing patience… not much patience there, the emphasis was on racing.
The thing that is interesting is that I often don’t notice that the card I really need to get the game out is so often there in the pack of cards I keep turning over but until I decide that I really need a particular card I don’t see it. Once I focus on it, there it is, but I had not noticed it before.
This is so much a metaphor for our lives. You notice what you focus on and when we are not focusing, that thing often becomes invisible.
This is the basis for the Law of Attraction and all the other wonderful stories like “Fields of Diamonds” where the man abandoned his farm and travelled the world looking for riches and when he died, his brother ploughed the neglected fields and found diamonds.
It is all about what you focus on!
It helps us when we decide what we want in our lives and we focus on that. We can decide to focus on being happy, finding things that make us laugh, feeling healthy or we can choose to focus on problems, poor health or pain. It is our choice. We get more of what we focus on.
OK I can hear some of you saying pain is different, but you would be wrong. When you focus on something that is painful those neurones grow more connections in the brain and that collection of nerve cells grow to form a pain body, which can go on growing if you focus on it. Your unconscious mind is growing what you focus on because this is apparently what you want more of.
If you focus on “being fat”, or your unconscious mind thinks fat is what you want, and you get more of it.
You can focus on finding more job opportunities, or not.
I have a relative who never worked after she had kids because “no one wanted her” after she had them, so she didn’t focus on opportunities. I suggested getting some work experience, but she was shocked. This was just exploitation she said and she has focused on being hard-done-by.
I have had several different careers over my fairly long life and loved the opportunities. The employer retrains you in the workplace free. There is no exploitation. It’s how you look at the situation and whether you focus on the opportunity to learn or you feel aggrieved for not earning money.
OK this has been a bit rambling today but how we live our lives really does depend on what we want from life and what you focus on.