The Ramblings of the Titanium Don

Explorations of Conscious Reality Creation and Other Matters

Month: April 2015

Pathwalking 174

I look at the clutter around me, and find that this is my mindset manifest.

I have never been known for keeping my workspace neat. When I had an office or a cubicle it was nearly always strewn about with papers and files and books and stuff.

My desk at home spends maybe a day or two uncluttered. I clear it off, I shift stuff around, things get filed – yet somehow my desk almost appears to spontaneously generate paper and other clutter.

Unfortunately this is my mindset currently. Crowded, cluttered, unclear. I sort-of know what’s amongst all this stuff, and it’s not as thick and unruly as it has been known to get…but it is a mess none-the-less.

I have been working over the past several weeks to hone my focus, to shift my consciousness in order to create a better reality. I know from past experience that this is necessary if I want to create a specific path. Some of what I have found on the paths I am traveling I am ready for, excited about and enjoying. Some, though, I am uncertain about and dreading.

I have often written here about how a negative mindset can create a tone you do not want. Negativity is unavoidable, it surrounds us pretty much daily. How I hold onto that negativity, though, is entirely up to me. Do I see what’s going through my head and plunge into it, or do I see it and work to expel it?

Just to add a little more complexity to all of this, I am not dealing so much with negativity as I am with uncertainty. There are aspects of my path that I am completely sure of, that I have no doubts about the conclusion of. Yet there are other aspects of my path that I am thoroughly unclear about. How can I possibly get from here to there?

All the paths I have been taking have been merged to a single path. My emotional path, my spiritual path and my social path are all together, and I know that where I am going is where I want to be. But my professional path is uncertain, and I am finding that I face it with great trepidation, uncertainty, and even a little fear.

I think the clutter on my desk represents a manifestation of this uncertainty. I see before me what I want to do, and I see several possibilities…but I am unclear how they will come about, and because of that I am finding it difficult to move forward.

I have been going on and on the last couple weeks about manifestation. I believe that I can make what I want in my life manifest if I put my focus on it, if I believe in it thoroughly, and if I give it the necessary energy. This is easier to do in theory than it is in practice.

Why? It is not because there are too many things on my plate that this is difficult. I have the majority of the things I am working on in hand. The things I don’t have under control are driving my dis-ease, and that is why my mind, like my desk, is cluttered and disheveled and disorganized.

How do I alter this? First, I need to get my head back in line. I need to not give focus and attention to all the things around me over which I have no control. I can empower myself, but I cannot change anyone else, and I have no control over how others interacts with me.

The five agreements put forth by Don Miguel Ruiz and Don Jose Ruiz, which I have written about previously, are excellent tools I am not utilizing to their fullest. These simple tools can provide organization amidst the chaos and clutter in my mind. I have recommended these before, and for more intricate detail I suggest you read the Ruiz’s works, but the agreements are: 1) Be Impeccable with your word. 2) Don’t take anything personally. 3) Don’t make assumptions. 4) Always do your best. 5) Be skeptical but learn to listen.

There are a number of things that have been happening in my life that I am taking personally, and there are any number of things upon which I am making assumptions. This does not serve to help me empower myself, and I need to take this into account, rework on my focus and approach the things I can in order to make manifest what I truly want, and to clear up the clutter which has shown up in my life.

I know that this particular Pathwalk is all over the place. See what happens when you work from a cluttered mind? A milestone in my life is just a couple of days away, and when that is complete a lot of the stress and a lot of the outside influences that are weighing on me will be cleared. Until then, I know what I need to focus on, and I know that I can still walk the path I choose.

Is your mind, and subsequently your space cluttered or organize?

 

This is the one-hundred seventy-fourth entry in my series. These weekly posts are specifically about walking along the path of life, and my personal desire to make a difference in this world along the way. Feel free to re-blog and share.  Thank you for joining me.

The first year of Pathwalking, including some expanded ideas, is available in print and for your Kindle.

Positivity: Does Negativity Serve Us?

What does negativity get us?

Think about it a moment. Looking at the world as a desolate, distressing, dark and unhappy place feels awful. Focusing on corruption and greed and acts of violence and intolerance and hatred is disturbing. So why do we do it?

You cannot focus on undoing a thing once it has come into being. But that’s exactly what we do. We focus on the things we don’t want, we focus on how to stop them…and yet they persist. We fixate on negativity and continue to draw more to us.

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We all get tired. We all get drawn down and overwrought and lose our energy. It is easy to leave behind days of leisure and feel bad to enter into days of toil, and so we complain about it and expect nothing good of it. This is not a good way to feel.

What does negativity get us? More negativity. So we have a chance to make a choice. Do I choose to see the world as a dismal reality, or do I choose instead to seek possibility, see the beauty around me, and see the world for all its potential?

I need to stop trying to undo what is already done, and instead of lamenting terrible things, find new things to support.   Rather than let the negative things have more power, I will work instead to find positive things to give my energies to.

That is why I started this process. This is why every week I share this concept, and work to spread more positivity. This is not about me, this is about all of us. We need collectively to be in a more positive frame of mind if we are going to change the world for the better. Every great and glorious idea started as a small notion. One person conceived of any given invention that improved the world, so one person is still significant to make the world more positive.

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Nobody wants to live in negativity. I have never met anyone who truly wants to live in a dreary, dismal, depressed state of being all the time. Negativity breaks us down and destroys potential and possibility. Positivity, however, is a tool for bridging gaps, constructing new ideas and building a better, happier, more equal and empowered world for me, for you, for everyone.

What do you want to see in the world, greater negativity tearing us all asunder, or greater positivity building stronger, happier and healthier lives?

Finding positivity is not hard, it just requires action. Knowing that negativity does not serve us to better the world, we can make better choices for how we approach the challenges we face.   By not feeding negativity, we can choose positive approaches to issues, and thus empower ourselves. When we feel empowered, we often spread that feeling to others around us, and as such can build more positive feelings. We can use the positive feelings this generates to dissolve negative feelings. When we take away negative feelings, we open up space to let in positive feelings, and that is something we can be grateful for. Gratitude leads to happiness. Happiness is the ultimate positive attitude. Positive attitude begets positive energy, and that is always a good thing.

 

This is the sixty fifth entry of my Positivity series.  It is my hope these weekly messages might help spread positive energies for everyone.  Feel free to share, re-blog and spread the positivity.

Pathwalking 173

Can I manifest more than one of the things I want in my life at a time?

Can I focus on multiple goals at the same time, and make them all manifest?

Simple answer – yes. Less simple answer – yes, but not without proper focus. Complex answer – yes, but do I really know what I want and can I give it the necessary focus?

For me, focus is difficult. I think I might suffer from ADOS – Attention Deficit Oooooooooooooooooo Shiny! I let myself get distracted, I leap from task to task, my focus is not terribly clear.

On the one hand this makes me an excellent multitasker. I can handle having to shift between matters at my job with ease, I can work between and prioritize multiple goings-on without becoming frustrated. In fact, one of the things I like in any given job is when I am not relegated to one single task, but variable duties.

The trouble is, when I need to give all of my attention to a thing, when I need to be hyper-focused I am less adept. I have to be careful of not letting myself get distracted, I need to really consciously give my attention to the one thing on which I am supposed to be focused.

There are currently three goals I am striving towards in my life. One of them is as good as complete, that one has gotten and continues to get the necessary attention and focus, and that is taken care of. The other two, though, I am less clear on. I have a vague sense of what I want from and for those goals, but I am not seeing those goals in the manner they need to be focused on for their conclusion.

The first goal I see as already done. It has happened. I can see not only the goal, but I can see what will come of it afterwards. I have already shifted the goal in my mind to its conclusion, and I see what that will entail and much else on that same path at this goal’s conclusion.

Yes, this goal has a set end date. I am keeping what it is vague because the point is not the what of this goal, it is the generalization of what I mean by talking about being focused on a goal. It’s not just giving that goal the attention it might need, it is about HOW you give your energy to that goal.

I have said before that to manifest anything in my life requires thought, feeling and intentional actions. One important thing in manifesting is seeing the thing manifest long before it happens. You need in the here-and-now to see your goal as already achieved. You need to see whatever it is you are striving for as done, complete. You need to feel how that will make you feel, and you need to get out of future tense and work in the present tense.

The other two goals I wish to achieve do not have set end dates. But there are benefits that will come of the achievement of them. My biggest problem with any attempt at manifestation is the how. I get caught up in just how the goal can be made manifest.

There is of course valid reasons to be concerned with the how of a thing. While I will state that you can manifest anything you want for your life, there are certain considerations that can’t be ignored. I do not want to use the word limitations because that’s not the stake in this. For example, let’s say I want to be an astronaut. It’s possible. But given I have not studied any science that would lead to my being chosen to go to space, nor joined any military branch that might send me to space, nor purchased a ticket for one of the future commercial space flights…becoming an astronaut is a notion fraught with challenges.

I am not in any way stating we should not dream big. I am not saying we should not aspire to great and grand visions. I am cautioning that manifestation is expectation and energy, and while we have infinite energy we can expend to create anything we can imagine – we also have to be aware if our current actions might be opposite what is needed, or even could sabotage a goal.

Manifestation can in some ways happen in a vacuum, or a sort. This boils down to expectation. If I am checking out at a store I want to find the shortest line. Now if I expect the lines to be long, if I expect to get behind the slow-poke paying in pennies…guess what I will likely manifest? If I am certain I will pick a line that will move smoothly and get me out without difficulty, this is more likely. Also, and I know this first hand – when you change your expectation from negative to positive, you really do find you mind these matters less. I used to joke that my family is cursed when it comes to picking lines – we will ALWAYS pick the worst. I stopped expecting that to be true, I stopped giving it any energy…and it has been a long time since I have experienced this.

I can make an unlimited number of things in my life manifest all at once, but I have to adjust my focus the right way to do so. This means I should be able to see that the conclusion of the goal is logical to who I am and what I need and want for my life. Then, rather than being distracted by the specific and minute details of the how, I need to see these goals as already achieved. I need to feel how their successful arrival will feel, and I need to take intentional actions that will allow them to happen. I know this can be done, I just need to stop distracting myself and remember what I already know.

How many things do you want to make manifest for your life, and how are you focusing on them?

 

This is the one-hundred seventy-third entry in my series. These weekly posts are specifically about walking along the path of life, and my personal desire to make a difference in this world along the way. Feel free to re-blog and share.  Thank you for joining me.

The first year of Pathwalking, including some expanded ideas, is available in print and for your Kindle.

Positivity: The Wisdom of Crazy Purple Knock-Out Gas

Pure, unadulterated joy.

Don’t you love that feeling? The freedom, the release, the positivity? That feeling of comfort and warmth and bliss that makes you smile and remember what it is to be alive?

We are so inundated with dread, with fear, with anger and hatred and division and harsh reality. We are constantly being subjected to grim news and intolerance and denial of joy. We are slaves to community, to jobs and finances and responsibilities that rob us of pure joy.

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I believe that we all seek joy. We want to feel that sensation, and we want to experience the freedom and positive energy that comes with it. Almost every act we commit is in search of happiness and joy.

Because we are so surrounded by negativity we do not give enough credit to the little things that make us joyful. For example – I have now rewatched the second trailer for Star Wars – The Force Awakens more than a half dozen times. For two minutes the swell of music, the images of a long time ago in a galaxy far far away stirs that feeling of joy, of bliss within me. It is like a drug, coursing through my veins…and that is not a bad thing. Star Wars inspired five-year-old me and opened my imagination, which I do not give nearly enough credit to.

Imagination. Imagination is joy. But the real joy is sharing my imagination. Whether I am creating a work of fantasy, Steampunk or sci-fi…or an inventive conversation with an eight-year-old child.

My fiancé and I often eat at a local Chinese buffet. The family that runs it are familiar and friendly, and they have two sons, ten and eight. The younger loves to chat, and recently has become a ninja or spy or some such, and somehow we got into a conversation about knock-out gas. I informed him that the good knock-out gas is always purple.

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“But what about green knock-out gas?” he asked. “Turns you inside out.” Oooooooh. “Red knock-out gas? “ “Causes farting.” He laughed. “What about yellow?” “Uncontrollable urge to pee.” “How about blue?” “Freezes you solid, but your eyes still work.” And so on and so forth through a rainbow of colors and ten minutes of joyful, unrestrained laughter.

The takeaway from this, as I analyze it a couple weeks later, is that joy is something we spend too little time on and with. We need to feel joyful because it is a freedom that is in many respects the ultimate happiness. Joy is the goal of positivity, and we need to seek out the things that make us feel joyful, big and small, for both our mental and physical health.

Finding positivity is not hard, it just requires action. Knowing that we crave the freedom of joy, we should do more things to let ourselves experience it. With joy we get an enormous sense of freedom, which in turn allows us to empower ourselves. When we feel empowered, we often spread that feeling to others around us, and as such can build more positive feelings. We can use the positive feelings this generates to dissolve negative feelings. When we take away negative feelings, we open up space to let in positive feelings, and that is something we can be grateful for. Gratitude leads to happiness. Happiness is the ultimate positive attitude. Positive attitude begets positive energy, and that is always a good thing.

 

This is the sixty fourth entry of my Positivity series.  It is my hope these weekly messages might help spread positive energies for everyone.  Feel free to share, re-blog and spread the positivity.

Pathwalking 172

I have an urgent need to make something in my life manifest.

I need to drastically change one of the paths I am on, and in order to make that happen I need to give it the same focus I have previously used when I have succeeded with manifestation before.

This is of course easier said than done. This always seems to be the case, frankly.

How have I manifested the things I have manifested before?

There are two specific examples when I have made things manifest for my life. In these two particular instances I have absolutely NO doubt whatsoever that I succeeded at manifesting what I wanted. One of these was big, and one comparatively small.

It is important to interject here that size does not matter to the universe. Consciousness creates reality, and the universe does not care if you are creating great or small, it is all the same as far as the Powers-That-Be are concerned. Manifesting a dollar is no more complicated to the universe than manifesting a million dollars, the difference is only in the mind of the person attempting to make their consciousness into reality.

How did I do this before? When I was severely injured my whole focus was on my complete and total recovery. I accepted no possible lack or limitation after my injuries. No matter what the doctors thought, I would heal thoroughly and completely, and recover to the state I was in before. One to three years before I might walk again, possibly never recovering full use of my arm? No way, not happening. Shattered leg, shattered clavicle, nerve damage…it would not matter, I would be whole. And I was, and I am. Within less than a year I was almost fully healed, and unless I show you the scars now, you would never know how broken I was or that I am held together with a fused tibia/fibula and titanium collarbone.

I never once thought anything but utter and complete recovery. No doubt, no second-guesses. I would be whole. Sure there were great medical practitioners who put me back together…but even they could not fully account for the speed nor totality of my healing.

This was the first and greater example.   The second may not have been as grandiose, but is still the same universal force in action.

A year ago I needed to replace my dying car. I had run out of options, I was not putting any more money into repairing what I had. It needed to happen, and I determined that I would end that particular week with a new car. I had no idea how I could possibly make it happen, I had no money to buy a new car; in fact I still owed more on the car I was driving than it was worth. I had no one to turn to for financial assistance, no idea how I could possibly acquire the new car I needed.

So I let go of the how, and only looked at the outcome. I knew I would have a new car by the end of the week. I knew that I would be able to get a car that would be far more reliable and economical than the one I was driving. I knew undoubtedly that I would be called by the dealership I’d been working with online, and that they would take care of me.

And they did. The finance guy put together a deal that was not too dissimilar to the one I had for the car I was already driving, but actually better for me and my credit. I was not paying too much more, and now had a far more reliable and economical vehicle at my disposal.

So despite the dissimilarity between these two manifestations, the universe does not know a difference. In both cases I put all my focus on the outcome, and before I knew it I had it.

And that right there is the key. It is all about focus on the outcome. When you want to make something manifest, but cannot see the way, you have to focus on the outcome. Let the universe line up the who and what and how, I must put my focus entirely on the outcome.

This cannot just be a thought, it has to be a thought, a feeling, and intentional action. This is part of the difficulty in making my desires manifest: combining all three of these aspects and really putting all of my focus and attention and intention in the single place without knowing the process. If, like me, you are a fan of knowing the process, this is a hard pill to swallow. How do you let go of the knowledge of how you get from point ‘a’ to point ‘b’, and simply work towards arriving at point ‘b’?

I have often said that the journey is of equal and greater importance than the goal. For the most part this is true. But when you don’t worry about the journey, when you are not analyzing every element of it and simply embarking upon it you can make wondrous discoveries.

I know what it is I wish to manifest. I can see it, now I just need to let put my full attention and intention upon it. I need to see it as being the only possible outcome, see it as done, and not worry about how it will happen, just know that it will. I need to put it in the now, not the then. I need to not concern myself with the how, just the outcome. I need to see it as done.

I have the thought in the idea. I need to feel it, act upon and intend it. I have done this before, and I can do it now.

What do you want to manifest for your life?

 

This is the one-hundred seventy-second entry in my series. These weekly posts are specifically about walking along the path of life, and my personal desire to make a difference in this world along the way. Feel free to re-blog and share.  Thank you for joining me.

The first year of Pathwalking, including some expanded ideas, is available in print and for your Kindle.

Positivity: Understanding

I understand you.

We all want to be understood. We all want people to “get” us. That is how we find our friends and lovers and other companions in this world. They simply understand.

Maybe not the whole picture, of course. Very few people ever get the total and complete knowledge of a person. We are all complicated, multi-faceted, diverse beings, but for all that we still all want to find people who understand us.

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I understand you. Even though I may not know you, I understand your desire to learn more, I understand your desire to find positivity in this world. I understand that you want to find inner peace, because the turmoil we face day to day can be often times be frustrating, infuriating, and unnecessary proof of just how few people DO understand you.

It is more important, really, that I understand myself. I find that I don’t always know or understand my own motivations, sometimes my own feelings lack in certainty and as such are not understood. But I can always find understanding, it is never lost and gone with a trace, it can be rediscovered.

Understanding leads to positivity because with understanding comes satisfaction, peace, ultimately happiness. Understanding allows us to have clarity, it allows us to release tension and misgivings and all other forms of negativity. Understanding opens pathways to other knowledge that can bring in positive feelings.

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Being understood is always a positive. We all need those familiars, those people who simply “get” us whom we can turn to. Being understood means that we are not, ultimately, alone. We have somewhere to turn where we will be known, and our need to feel a part of something instead of apart from something will be sated.

I understand you. I understand that you want to be happy, that you want to know you are not alone – and I am here to tell you that you are not. You have understanding, and that is an incredibly positive thing.

Finding positivity is not hard, it just requires action. Knowing you are understood, you can feel secure in the knowledge that someone out there has got your back. With understanding comes contentment, peace, satisfaction, and more ways to further empower ourselves. When we feel empowered, we often spread that feeling to others around us, and as such can build more positive feelings. We can use the positive feelings this generates to dissolve negative feelings. When we take away negative feelings, we open up space to let in positive feelings, and that is something we can be grateful for. Gratitude leads to happiness. Happiness is the ultimate positive attitude. Positive attitude begets positive energy, and that is always a good thing.

 

This is the sixty third entry of my Positivity series.  It is my hope these weekly messages might help spread positive energies for everyone.  Feel free to share, re-blog and spread the positivity.

Pathwalking 171

Bring your goal at the end of the path you walk into focus, and the path itself will gain clarity.

I have begun to explore redirecting my paths and creating better focus upon them. I concluded by stating I need to work on three steps: 1) Focus on only the things inside of my control. 2) Acknowledge my strengths. Recognize my achievements. 3) Mindfulness. Keep mindful of who I want to be. Be mindful of my focus for the goals I set at the end of the paths before me.

An unbelievably important aspect of this process is language. The first time I stated three steps to eradicate negativity much of the language I used still involved negativity. The Law of Attraction, the idea I am always sharing in the notion that Consciousness Creates Reality, in simplest terms means that what you think about and focus upon will be made manifest.

To intentionally manifest anything at all, big or small, it is important to have thought, feeling and action combined. One of the primary reasons for the creation of Pathwalking was to take control over my life and my destiny, and as such to really be in control of my own thoughts and feelings and actions.

Yet I still find I am often at the mercy of my subconscious. I let my subconscious thoughts wander, I let them take their own meandering trails, and then I wonder why I cannot create what I want to except when I am wholly and totally focused on that.

What does the subconscious have to do with Pathwalking? Everything. Taking control of my own thoughts and feelings and actions is not simply about what I do consciously, it also requires work on my subconscious. This introduces a layer of complexity that can seem rather daunting, except that the outcome is the entirety of what I created Pathwalking to do.

I’m going to get specific here, because this is really important. It is critical that I take control over what I am thinking, what I am feeling and how I am acting to walk the Path I most desire. As I examined last week, without focus it is difficult if not impossible to make things manifest. But the focus I am writing about is not simply that of the path I am choosing, but where I let my mind rest.

Let me illustrate what I mean. One of the paths I am on is to get into better health. I need to lose weight, I need to lose several inches from my waist, I need to eat smarter and to get my cholesterol dropped.

Right here I have shown several flaws in my focus. If consciousness creates reality, then if I am focused on losing weight and losing inches and dropping my cholesterol, don’t I create a vicious cycle? Simply put, yes I do. If my focus is on undoing something, my attention is on the problem, and as such I am exponentially creating more work and more complex matters along the path I want to take.

How do I change this? I need to alter my focus. Rather than focus on losing weight, I need to focus instead on achieving my goal body size. I need to focus on how I will look, how I will feel when I am at the ideal body I want for myself. I need to focus on being slim, being healthy, and maintaining my health.

Even deeper than this, though, I need to not be so critical of myself. This is a really subconscious aspect of focus that is easy to overlook. How do I think of myself? Do I think of myself as fat, slow, weak, overweight, old, broken and decaying? Or do I instead think of myself as healthy, dexterous, strong, buff, young, solid and building better? Where is my ultimate, subconscious focus?

How do I think of myself? Do I consider myself a success or a failure? Do I think of myself as capable or incapable? Do I tell myself I can do it, or I cannot do it? This is where I most need to adjust my focus, adjust my self-talk, so that I might be able to better achieve the manifestations I desire.

This right here is the crux of my difficulty in really, truly walking the paths I desire. For years I called myself a cynical or skeptical optimist. I believed in the positive outcome, but I was uncertain how it could be done or I needed to have it proven to me along the way that I was right all along. But now I recognize that my problem is not cynicism or skepticism…it is improper focus.

I need to stop and take stock of how I think of myself. Handsome or ugly? Thin or fat? Weak or strong? Foolish or wise? The focus I have on how I think of myself, positive or negative, will dictate whether I will manifest the end result of the path I desire to be upon, or if I will continue aimlessly upon it, always questioning why I can’t quite seem to complete what I have started.

This is harsh. This is me taking a really hard look at who I am, and how I have gotten here. I am walking my own paths, that I believe. But the reason I cannot manifest what I want all the time is because I have not focused on what I say about myself, and how I think about myself. I need to change the language of my self-talk. Adjusting what I am focused on therein is the key to not just walking the path, but walking the path confidently and with complete certainty.

I am writing out the subconscious thought process before me. I am asking myself what I think of myself, and giving the honest answers, so that I may adjust my focus. The sharpest image of the path I want to take will only be manifest if I make this adjustment. Thanks for staying with me as I work through this.

What do you think of yourself, and where is your subconscious focus?

 

This is the one-hundred seventy-first entry in my series. These weekly posts are specifically about walking along the path of life, and my personal desire to make a difference in this world along the way. Feel free to re-blog and share.  Thank you for joining me.

The first year of Pathwalking, including some expanded ideas, is available in print and for your Kindle.

Positivity: You are worthwhile

You are worthy of praise and love and understanding.

I may not know you, but I can assure you that you do in fact deserve to have good things. You deserve to be happy, you deserve to be at peace, you deserve to be recognized and acknowledged for everything you do.

You are going to have bad days. We all do. But despite that, you are worthwhile, and I am here to validate your extreme awesomeness.

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I know that you are capable of anything you set your mind to. I know that you have dreams, that you have hopes and aspirations, and I believe that you can achieve them. I see you for who you are, I see you for who you can be, and I believe in you.

I know there are days where it just seems like no matter how hard you try to think positive, to feel positive, to take positive actions…you still just spin your wheels and get nowhere. I know that you feel as though all your efforts are for naught, and that you are unable to get ahead.

You are not alone. I have been there too. I am here now to tell you that it is all worthwhile, and that you are worthy, deserving, and can get past this moment to a better place full of positivity.

These words are not just platitudes, they are not just broad strokes upon the page to reinforce the power of affirmations in order to build positivity. I want you to know that anything is possible, and that when we all take just a moment of our day to know our own value as a person and to see our own worth, we can all live in better, happier, more positive places.

This is not easy. We all have struggles along the way, some of them physical, some emotional, some financial, some mental, some are combinations of all of these and more. We all go through bouts of rough and depressing times, sadness, loss, and low confidence. You are no different from me in this regard, and no less deserving of the chance to turn it around to positivity.

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Thank you for supporting me in my endeavors to bring more positivity to this world. I believe that if we spend more time focusing on good things, more time praising one another, more time validating one another, more effort focusing on peace and love and understanding and joy…we can make this world a better, brighter, more exciting place. Let’s focus on our own self-worth, our own deserving of the things we want, and from there share that with those around us. In this way we can build positivity, and we can build a better world for all of us.

Finding positivity is not hard, it just requires action. Knowing that we are each worthy of praise and love and understanding, we can choose how we focus on our day, and we can more easily find ways to further empower ourselves. When we feel empowered, we often spread that feeling to others around us, and as such can build more positive feelings. We can use the positive feelings this generates to dissolve negative feelings. When we take away negative feelings, we open up space to let in positive feelings, and that is something we can be grateful for. Gratitude leads to happiness. Happiness is the ultimate positive attitude. Positive attitude begets positive energy, and that is always a good thing.

 

This is the sixty second entry of my Positivity series.  It is my hope these weekly messages might help spread positive energies for everyone.  Feel free to share, re-blog and spread the positivity.

Pathwalking 170

Lack of focus makes manifestation difficult, if not impossible.

One of my biggest issues with creating the life I want and really, truly walking my path is a lack of focus. I know what I want to do, I have the idea of how I want my life to be…but I can’t focus enough on the here-and-now to make this happen.

Last week I wrote about removing negativity from my focus. To do this I stated three steps: 1) Don’t focus on the things completely outside of my control. 2) Acknowledge my shortcomings, but don’t stay with them past that acknowledgement. 3) Mindfulness. Keep mindful of who I want to be.

This is what I need to work on the most. Not just in order to keep from focusing on negativity, but to have focus overall. I get so scattered, spread so thin between a variety of things – I manage to not accomplish many of the goals I set out to.

This is not to belittle the things that I DO accomplish. Which is important. I do get things done, I do achieve goals that I set. However it is more haphazard and random than I would wish it to be.

Wishing is another problem. Certainly it is important to have goals and aspirations and desires and to wish for things to be…but things do not simply manifest of thin air. There needs to be intention, there needs to be thought and feeling and action.

The trouble I run into at times is that I find my attention split between multiple things. Some are very much in the here-and-now, like the day-to-day activities of my job. Some are plans for the future, ideas I want to explore or projects I want to work on.

The main issue, I believe, is that I lack focus. I have all these thoughts and ideas and such, but no focus. I know what I want, I know what it is I want to do, I know where I want to be…at least I think I do. But what do I focus on?

There are several outcomes I can envision for the paths I am walking. In several instances they are focused and well-considered, and I have no doubt about where they will land me. But in other aspects of my life I have at least some concept of where I want matters to turn up, but not clarity.

This falls to a lack of focus on my part. I have a vague idea, I have notions and generalizations for what I desire, but my focus is lacking, if it is present at all. This is where I am having trouble with manifesting.

I know without a doubt that this is possible, because I have done it before. Yes, I have mentioned this before, but it bears repeating. Years ago, when severely injured, I knew I would heal completely. No doubt, no other possibility, the whole of my being focused on my complete and total healing. My entire entity was focused on this outcome, and sure enough that is what I got.

Yes, I know I had incredible doctors working on me. Yes, I had great therapists to help me heal. But even they were stunned by the speed and totality of my recovery, and I do not doubt that my intent and focus and drove me to the manifestation of complete and total recovery.

A year ago I needed to replace my dying car. I knew what I had to do, and I put my focus and my energy into manifesting exactly that. I stated the outcome, and I got what I said I would.

Yes I found a dealership willing to take my old car in trade and a finance guy able to cut me an excellent deal. Yes, there were circumstances that all came into alignment here, but I had all the necessary focus and attention to line them up as needed to achieve my desired outcome.

So I have done this before. Yet I keep asking why I cannot do it again and again, and I know that the answer is focus. I have the drive, I have the desire, I have the thoughts and feelings and will to take the actions. But without focus, without truly setting my intention and knowing just what precisely I want, I am simply going through the motions.

I am on a path I have chosen. Despite unexpected twists and turns and all the obstacles a given path might have, focus is the GPS. I may take a wrong turn here and there, I might get distracted, but if I keep focused I will still manage to arrive at my intended destination.

How do I reclaim my focus? This is the challenge I am facing right now. I know at least one of the paths before me I am focused on and certain of the outcome, but the others not-so-much. I need to sit down and write out just what those paths are, and I need to write out not only the thoughts and feelings and actions I need to put in place to walk those paths, but how to set my focus on them. I need to know precisely what I want, not just some non-specific idea of it.

I need to adjust my language, and take last week’s notions of not just removing negative focus, but creating positive focus. I need to take the three things I considered last week in order to walk away from negativity, and alter my language to instead create three steps to build positive focus. As such: 1) Focus on only the things inside of my control. 2) Acknowledge my strengths. Recognize my achievements. 3) Mindfulness. Keep mindful of who I want to be. Be mindful of my focus for the goals I set at the end of the paths before me.

Next week I will take a more in depth look at what I specifically need to focus upon. There is a lot of work ahead of me, in a multitude of ways. Thanks for joining me as I take a new approach to the paths I want to walk.

What do you have your focus on?

 

This is the one-hundred seventieth entry in my series. These weekly posts are specifically about walking along the path of life, and my personal desire to make a difference in this world along the way. Feel free to re-blog and share.  Thank you for joining me.

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