Saturday, February 19th, 2011...9:49 am
Just about now, you might be desperately wishing Spring would arrive…or hoping that there is more ‘good’ winter to enjoy the outdoor activities that you have embraced this season.
Which of these is your focus ?
While much of the excitement and anticipation of January’s resolve and intentions may be fading, this is precisely the right time to refocus: to create clarity and direction for this year and for the rest of your life.
Sounds like a huge job? ….Not really.
Begin with your sankalpa – your resolve. Does this ’life focus’ continue to shape your daily choices? Do you need to return to your sankalpa? Or create a second one? (For information on how to create your sankalpa visit: http://dorothyratusny.com/blog/?p=213 )
Now may be the perfect time to return to a focus on your love relationship. “Re-focusing” your energy and effort toward the person you have chosen to be with and into your couple relationship, means a return to nurturing, attention, and loving kindness – unconditionally.
This time of year also marks a reminder to focus on your savings, investments, perhaps resolving your personal debt …and certainly creating goals for income, wealth, and the future.
You may have been contemplating a change in your job, an entire career change, or simply the idea of making your work more enjoyable and meaningful. After all, it is such a large component of your life; wouldn’t it be wise to focus on making work …a joy?
How about a focus on YOU? What parts of your life are still ‘out of focus’? What aspects of your personality, your behaviors, and core beliefs continue to reveal themselves in a less positive way? What do you need to focus on – to change – to continuing paying close attention to?
FOCUS is about attention. It is about placing attention on what you want. To do that you must first know what your intentions are.
Start with a basic list: What do I want? What makes me happy? What is my truth?
With pure HONESTY let your inner self guide you. If you answer these questions from the clearest point of truth in your heart, you will have clear direction. You will have right answers. You will have focus.
And then you begin.
Move in the direction of these ideals. Continue to remain focused on them by reminding yourself of their importance. List the reasonable actions steps that carefully mark your path, allowing you to stay focused on the goal – but equally important, making your progress a step-by-step process that you can easily follow. Your goals needs a path. Your heart needs a focus.
You need to be clear and truly want what you have in front of you for it to materialize.
For example, if everyone else wants an umbrella and you want a kangaroo – you need to follow that intention. No opting out for the umbrella just because umbrellas might be more popular, or easier to find; or because they seem easier to take care of. The kangaroo is what makes your heart leap for joy. You know the path. You know what you have to do. Write it down. Make it tangible. Start. Begin in the direction of your will, your truth….and go get your kangaroo!
Do this with everything in your life. See how fun (and simple) it can become. The difficulty comes with distraction. Actualizing, attaining, receiving… all come with focus.