All of us will know that photographs are clearer when they are in focus.
When they are out of focus, they are blurry and indistinct and you need to retake the shot.
How many times have you been disappointed by the result when the focus was off in the past with a camera when we all used to use film?
Faces or objects were blurred, maybe even unrecognizable.
Tossing the one away that is a poor quality picture that does not meet the ideal you had in mind when you took it. Chalking it up to experience. Maybe even blaming it on the camera.
The quality of the pictures and experiences that show up in your life can also largely be due to proper focus.
Firstly, the idea must be clearly held in your mind. The result you desire to picture or manifest in your life must first be clearly and distinctly created in your imagination.
It must be ‘in focus’; that is, the components must be defined, clearly seen and envisioned.
Secondly, as you go about the ‘doing’ necessary to create the picture, you must remain focused on your goal and not allow yourself to get distracted by what is going on around you.
Simple really, but it always amazes me how unfocused people can be. This speaks for myself too…
Ask someone to describe their heart’s desire and 90% of the time, you cannot get a clear description from them.
It is blurry and indistinct. Generalities but no specifics. Or a description of the picture but what’s not in it.
“I want health, wealth and happiness”
“So what does health mean to you?”
“Well, you know, to NOT be sick.”
“So what does wealth mean to you?”
“Well, you know, to NOT be lacking.”
“So what does happiness mean to you?”
“To NOT be sad, dissatisfied.”
“I want peace.”
“Well, you know NO more war.”
NOT this, NOT that; defining the picture, the ideal by what is not in it, instead of what is in it.
The trouble with focusing on ‘no more war’ is that you are still focusing on war. The trouble with focusing on not being unwell is that you are still focusing on un-wellness, not wellness.
The focus is on lack and limitation and not on abundance and potentiality.
Most people seem to know what they do NOT want.
And if you have ever heard anything about the law of attraction you will know that the law does not differentiate between the not, so saying you don’t want bad health is effectively asking for bad health. If you choose to believe this line of thinking.
Instead, Focus your attention and intentions on those ideals that you want, desire, long for and lust after.
Make that focus clear and distinct.
It will always feel better in your body when you do this.
You will get the picture you have focused on.
“Prosperity is the abundance of all things held ideal in mind and dear in heart.”
How clear and exact are your ideals?
How much desire, longing, passion is attached to them?
How focused is the image in your mind?
How focused is your desire to have that ideal be pictured in your life?
The complex thing about life is that it is wonderfully full of distractions. Here you are, focused on some purpose or goal and then this incredibly intrusive thing occurs.
Perhaps, you are in university, totally focused on becoming a doctor. Then this great guy shows up, you have a fantastic time and before you know it, you are at home practicing motherhood instead of medicine and taking your child to the pediatrician you could have been, had you not allowed yourself to be distracted or to lose focus.
Or perhaps, you are busy going about the business of creating a business and some seemingly major obstacle presents itself, so you change your mind, change your plan, change your focus to the next great business idea and the next one after that.
Life is full of distractions making it easy to lose focus.
Instead, tell yourself you are a winner and winners stay focused.
Sometimes they are so focused that you cannot even get their attention.
Your desires can be obtained if you truly choose to commit to what is needed to be done.
Stop taking unfocused pictures. Get rid of the blur and put the macro lens on your camera of life.
And watch the difference it will make.
2 comments on “When there is focus there can be clarity”
“The complex thing about life is that it is wonderfully full of distractions. ” Absolutely adore this line. Such a beautiful way to describe it.
I also love the analogy of the photos, it definitely helped put a visualization to the idea.
Thank you for sharing.
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Thank you so much for sharing your resonance with those pieces of the post ☺️
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