Focus on the beauty of what is

Why is it that we let the one thing we DON’T have affect everything that we DO have?
It’s like if certain aspects of our lives are getting along great- but we feel a void in one part of our life; all the rest of the stuff doesn’t seem to matter as much. We’re always concentrating so much on filling that “void” or emptiness we feel that it takes a toll on our energy; therefore, we can’t put our undivided and loving attention to the things that are right in front of us.
A better approach would be to take a sort of inventory of what you do have going on. I’m sure it’s a lot more than you realize! Focus enough energy on getting what you want out of life, or reaching that goal, but then let it rest. Believe and have faith that it will come when the time is right. In the meantime, throw yourself into your work, your school, your relationship, your child(ren)…whatever “IT” is that is right there waiting for you to take notice. Shift your attention to the correct space and all of those other voids will surely be filled when you’re least expecting it.
Allow yourself to be present; otherwise, you may be living so far in the future you’ll miss the beauty of what is…right now. You don’t have to climb that mountain all at once. Just one step at a time. Even if by the time you reach the top of that “mountain” and it’s not what you expected or wanted- guess what- you just keep on taking one step at a time until you reach wherever it is you feel you should be.
Sometimes we get frustrated with the process and wonder why we’re being “punished” and wonder “when is it MY turn?!”- trust me I’ve been there countless times myself. I assure you it will cause much less stress if you just start to believe in the process. Jump into the river of life and gently float down the stream. You may run into an obstacle or two, but you’ll keep on moving. Jump the hurdles when they’re right in front of you- don’t just start creating them and fretting about what isn’t here yet. Something I know for sure is that we don’t have all of the control that we think we do. Things are unfolding all around us every moment of every day and we’ve just got to learn to roll with the punches so to speak.
At the end of the day- be thankful for all that you do have. Don’t belittle it or make it seem less important than it is. Isn’t there a saying that says …what you focus on expands? So stop focusing on what you’re missing or what is “bad” because you may be creating more bad and you definitely don’t want that! Focus on the beauty of your life and it will expand and grow into what it should be. Not in YOUR time necessarily, but in the right time. 🙂

So go on…one step at a time…
“Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.”
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4 thoughts on “Focus on the beauty of what is

  1. Susan" says:

    I really identified with this post. Are you talking about me Willis?!?!? LOL You’re so right.. “live” in the NOW, don’t take a backseat to your own life; play an active roll in it! Enjoy the small triumphs and learn from the pitfalls 🙂

  2. Toni says:

    There was a time when I’d wallow…going through a painful divorce left me with no energy and full of self pity for a time. I’ve learned over the last couple of years that if I’m going to have the life I want, no one is going to hand it to me…so I took one step at a time and am now living a wonderful, happy life. This post is right on the money. xox

  3. Jenn says:

    T you are the best!! What you write is always so true and brings me back to reality! I often try to go around the the hurdles and not confront things so I really liked reading about jumping over them:) getting right in there!

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