Life Lessons I learn from photography…It matters where you focus. Ok, this seems obvious in photography. In the photo on the left, I was focusing on the garden bunny statue. In the photo on the right, the focus in on the flowers. The focus draws our attention. But sometimes this is not so obvious in life. At least to me.
Over the last few months I have put on weight. There was graduation, moving back home, baking comfort food, etc. All the weight I had so diligently lost, came right back on. Sigh. So I have been focusing on “weight loss”. But when I stop to think about it, this focuses on “weight”…which is opposite to what I want more of. And “loss”. Well, I have experienced enough real loss in the last few years. I don’t need more loss.
“What you focus on expands. So focus on what you want, not what you do not want.”~Esther Jno Charles
One of my yoga instructors used to have us form an intention at the beginning of class using this format.
“I am now moving towards ______, and I am so grateful.” Time for a new approach, a different focus. Here are my new intentions, instead of weight loss.
“I am now moving towards lightness and vitality, and I am so grateful. “
“I am now moving towards eating vibrant, healthy foods that nourish my body, and I am so grateful.”
Ahh, feels much more gentle and supportive. I am shifting my focus. Have you tried this type of approach? Has it worked? Would you like to try it with me, and see what happens?
“Only one thing has to change for us to know happiness in our lives:where we focus our attention.”~Greg Anderson
Blessings to you!