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Adjust Your Focus - Adjust Your Flow
7/8/2019 4:59:19 AM by: C.L. Lawrence

 

Now the Lord had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto a land that I will shew thee. Genesis 12:1 (KJV)

Abram dwelled in the land of Canaan, and Lot dwelled in the cities of the plain, and pitched his tent toward Sodom.  Genesis 13:12 (KJV)

        The story of Abram and Lot, within just two chapters is completely fascinating in that it has so many dynamics in its spiritual value. But, here, let’s just zero in on one. What you see is what you get or better, “Energy flows where attention goes.” Wayne Dyer

        Abram packed up, took family, including his nephew Lot, and left the place call Haran. Both Abram and Lot had livestock, herders and tents; collectively much more than the land could sustain, so they amicably separated. Abram gave Lot the opportunity to make the first choice. Based on what he saw Lot chose the direction of the “well-watered plain.” Later we find that Lot built his house facing the city of Sodom. Not long after, he built the family home in Sodom. He and his family were living in the city that was in their daily view, point of attention.

Energy Flows Where Attention Goes

      David said, “I will set no wicked thing before my eyes.” Psalm 101:3.  David understood that we’re drawn to what we see. Good or bad, we’re drawn to that which holds our attention.

        It isn’t just what we see that has energy to draw, but, also, what we focus our thoughts upon. If you were to say, “The world is full of self-centered, arrogant people,” those are the people you’ll attract. If you were to say, “The world is full of warm, caring, and generous people,” likewise, those are the people you’ll attract. We find what we’re looking for, or, what we expect to find.

What you seek is seeking you. — Rumi

        It’s vital to always remember to focus on solutions, not problems, look for the good, and remain conscious of where you choose to focus your attention and how you direct your mental energy – Energy Flows Where Attention Goes

        If energy flows where your attention goes (and it does) — make sure your attention is where you truly want it. Don’t play around with frivilous, meaningless things that do noting but consume your very valuable time and energy. Be kind to people but don’t waste time with people who waste time, who offer no added value to the mix. If you go looking for irritating things, it will often be at the expense of noticing all the things that are pleasant or beautiful around you — because whatever you focus on is at the expense of whatever you don’t focus on. Therefore it’s vital to always remember to focus on solutions, not problems, look for the good, and remain conscious of where you choose to focus your attention and how you direct your mental energy.

When you really think about it, this world and everything we call life is amazing. It seems a shame to miss out on the good stuff by misdirecting your attention.

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