Continued from previous post…
We have a choice for the distribution of our water and sunlight. We can choose at any given moment whether to focus on the flowers or on the weeds of our lives. When we realize that what we focus on expands, we can more actively become aware of how we distribute our energy and take conscious responsibility to water the good stuff.
This may be different from how you’re programmed to deal with life. Many of us, when
faced with a bad-feeling situation, go immediately to “fix it” mode. We are going to work on the problem and get to the root of it and change the situation. However, knowing that what we focus on expands, wouldn’t putting all our energy into a problem promote the problem to grow? Aren’t we then watering the weeds? Oops! We didn’t mean to water the weeds, but that’s what we’ve been doing, nonetheless.
The solution is not to ignore the weeds or pretend they don’t exist. If you’ve created a situation in your life that doesn’t feel good, I absolutely believe that you should address that situation and move toward creating something better for yourself. You can do this without watering the weeds.
What’s great about a thriving garden is that you don’t notice the weeds in the same
way; you only appreciate the beauty and liveliness of the crop. The process is really quite simple. You notice the weeds and acknowledge them. You then decide what it is that you want to feel, be, or have, and choose to water the wanting with gratitude and love.
I invite you to pay attention to your perspective. If you view your life situations in a negative manner, you attract more negativity. There is always something good you can find to focus on. Always. Even in the worst situation, you can find something to celebrate. September 11, 2001 was one of the most tragic days in U.S. history, yet there was an unparalleled display of kindness among neighbors, generosity of spirit, and unification of people. Even in that literal terror, there was a way to see the positive. And when you can
do it on that grand scale, you can certainly do it with day-to-day situations.
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