Energy Flows Where Attention Goes
I swear this needs to be the mantra of our country. We are PROS at using it, and we don’t even realize it. We put our attention on all of the situations we can’t stand, thinking we’re bringing awareness to them, when in reality, we are creating MORE of it.
I always laugh when people who show distaste for politicians post about said politicians, because they don’t realize that they’re being the opposite of productive. Rather than post CONSTANTLY about what you can’t stand about someone or an issue, post the good things that ARE happening in this area.
I’m going to just say it: it’s VERY clear how much people hate our president. And yet, they give that man so much of their attention, that they’re finding more and more things to hate about him. Can I tell you something? He got so much attention during the election, and THAT is how he was elected. So much attention was placed on what people didn’t want, that that’s what they got. Like attracts like. You put it out there, and it comes back to you.
Another issue out there that gets a lot of attention is the incidences or cops killing people of color. And when more incidents occur, people post again. And again. And again.
But rarely do you see these people posting the OPPOSITE, when it occurs. If you want to see change happen, you have to acknowledge the instances where change IS occurring. And you have to do so without undertones of negativity.
Focus on the politicians who do what you LOVE, and do so without taking any potshots at the other side. That’s only undermining your good intentions of sharing the solution. When you place your attention on what’s good in your eyes, you start to see more of that. And more of that. And more of that.
If you see stories of cops HELPING others (and they’re are plenty of them), post THEM and RECOGNIZE the good.
If you see someone absolutely killing it at life, post about it! Share it! I know you know how to!
When you place your attention on the positive, it doesn’t mean you’re turning a blind eye to the bad. It just means you choose to move FORWARD. It means that you choose to be a part of the REAL solution.
Self-Awareness is a HUGE factor when working to make a change. You can’t point the finger to the outside world and other people without having more fingers pointing back at you.
If you want to see change and make a change, start with YOURSELF. I’m serious. I truly believe that if we all focused on ourselves just a BIT more, problems would start to fizzle out. The need for arguments and division would be obsolete. By doing the INDIVIDUAL work, our differences and separation will actually fall away. We realize true oneness when we recognize that we all just want the same things: love, peace, and acceptance.
We’ve become addicted to division. Because when we focus on it, even if we believe our intentions are NOT division, it’s what manifests for us. It means we don’t have to actually do the hard work of CHANGE.
We don’t have to understand or recognize the other side. We don’t have to show respect, even though that’s what we’re preaching. We don’t have to be accountable for our OWN actions. We can hide behind our Facebook posts and say we’re making a difference and bringing awareness to the situation by being vocal and advocating, but we don’t have to actually do the work of being the change ourselves.
Gandhi wasn’t just blowing smoke up our asses when he said “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” HE MEANT IT.
We all hold the power for STUNNING change. I believe in us. Focus on the good with NO other intention than to move us all forward.
You can do it. WE can do it.