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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Choosing Where To Focus

As I turned the news on this morning, there was yet another banking crisis, a bailout, another story about good people losing their homes, not to mention many stories about poverty, hunger, murder, bombs and mistreatment of women in certain countries. All of these stories occupy much air time on our local and global news networks, and the one I'd like to concentrate on particularly is the financial crisis, the recession so many parts of the world are suffering from.

Rewind to October 2008. That's nearly four years ago. Forty-four months to be precise. Think about how many of those 1,320 days have been partially marred by your worry, fear, stress and concern about that banking crisis. You have listened to the pundits and the fear-mongerers, as well as to the well-meaning economists, analysts and journalists over and over again, and yet each time those talks, conversations and analyses come on the air, they only served to heighten your sense of concern.

How much difference to your life has listening to all those talks really made? Did you personally do something radically different due to all of it? Perhaps something relatively small, but the truth of the matter is that you were not able to do much about the overarching situation ... obviously! So what good has all that listening done you? On a scale of 1 - 10, where 1 is little to nothing, I would wager that many of us are closer to that number than any other from the point of view of what good the continual informing about the global recession has done for us. But ... it has created inner turmoil, depression and perhaps even anguish.

Therefore my point is this: bearing all of the above in mind, would it not make more sense to not continue listening to all those talk shows and commentaries on radio and TV? Would it not make more sense to use that time constructively to raise the state of our inner well-being? Would it not make more sense to contemplate what might be done to change - on our own little scale - some of what has caused all this havoc? Obviously, in the course of this, you need to educate yourself. Not only to understand what has happened in the world, but also to understand what happens inside of you.

Learn to choose where you focus your mind, thoughts and ideas, and observe how this affects your feeling state.

Here are several suggestions to implement this:
  1. Watch the documentary Thrive online. It contains much valuable information about what you can do about the current situation and it is available in 10 languages. There is no cost involved and it can be downloaded in any of those languages if you wish: http://www.thrivemovement.com/the_movie
  2. Watch Wayne Dyer's Wishes Fulfilled presentation. It's very uplifting and filled with wonderfully empowering ideas. See it here: http://lightworkers.org/node/156335 or here: http://vimeo.com/39394902
  3. Read my book Rewiring the Soul. It is also filled with empowering ideas. The first chapter is available as a free download here.

1 comment:

  1. thank you!! thank you for the common sense and for the resources to begin to implement this. i completely agree!