The Spotlight of Thought

I have read in several sources recently one common theme that has given me plenty of food for thought.

Just this morning I was reading Eckhart Tolle’s The Power of Now, in which he states:

I cannot tell you any spiritual truth that deep within you don’t know already.”

and I believe this to be absolutely true, so the ‘idea’ that has been hurling itself at my consciousness the last few days is not unfamiliar and will probably, if it hasn’t already, strike a chord with anybody reading this.

To get to the point then! 🙂

In my words, since I have a shocking memory and cannot recall exactly where or how often I have read it, the idea is simply this: our energy is poured into and magnifies the place we focus our attention. So, if we are hung up on something and spend all day worrying at it, then necessarily all our energy is poured into negativity, we become negative, we are consumed with those negative energies: worry, anxiety, fear, anger, resentment. If, however, we take a couple of steps to the side and refocus our attention, if we choose to let that go, to find something more positive to concentrate our thoughts upon, then the opposite is true: happiness, love, gratitude, peace and hope are allowed back in.

I wrote about this recently as a foil to the potential problems of Piscean (or Neptunian) disappointment in our offspring, but it is universally applicable.

If you focus on what is wrong with your life, on what you cannot do and what you do not have, then your life will be unhappy, unfulfilled, disappointing, unsatisfactory.

If you focus on what is right in your life, on what you can do, and what you do have, then you will be happy, grateful, fulfilled, satisfied.

And then, just to be sure I’d really got the message, the universe sent me Nina (as it often does, actually), who posted the following story. I don’t think it needs any further explanation:

One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people. He said : My son, the battle is between two wolves inside us all.
One is Evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.
The other is Good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith.
The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather: Which wolf wins ?
The old Cherokee simply replied: The one you feed.

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