What do you pay attention to? As you read this, become aware of how you’re attending to these words. Are you distracted or focused? How do you pay attention?
Your attention is powerful – full of power. The kind of attention I am talking about is your non-judgmental, welcoming, loving attention. This attention energizes and enlivens all things in your life. Your attention arises from inside you, from that presence we’ll call your inner self. What you pay attention to and how you pay attention is how you use your power.
When you reclaim your attention, you reclaim your power, your true power. And this leads to a more peaceful, fulfilling and creative life. Here are five ways you can take your power back:
1. During the day, notice what ‘captures’ your attention.
Notice what grabs you away from what you really want to focus on. Take your power back. Determine what you want to see and experience in life and keep your eyes out for that. Choose to see ‘what’s right’ rather than looking for what’s wrong.’ Notice how life is happening ‘for you’ rather than ‘to you.’ And, instead of assigning labels, judgments, or having preconceived notions about people, places, situations, and things, see them as they are – meet them with your open mind and welcoming heart.
2. Determine how you focus.
Are you present to what is going on? Or are you distracted? When you keep your attention on the moment at hand, you can access to your own wisdom and power. It’s in the present moment you make choices. It’s in the present moment that you live your life. When you notice you aren’t paying attention to what’s going because you are focused on the past or the future, choose to refocus your attention back to the moment at hand. This is where your life is. You can do it….Continue reading at InspireMeToday.com.
Sarah is the author of Soul-Centered: Transform Your Life in 8 Weeks with Meditation.
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