Your Focus Determines Your Reality
A wise Qui-Gon Jinn looks at a young Anakin Skywalker in the Phantom Menace and utters this piece of sagely advice “your focus determines your reality”. I remember when I first say the film, I thought, this is an excellent piece of therapeutic advice which I will model to my clients. So often people present to therapists with negative thoughts, feelings and beliefs which they simply cannot get past. The energy which is required (thought, emotional, psychological and even spiritual) is massive to maintain this focus.
However, even in the most dire or negative situations there is always a glimmer of hope and possibility. I will often remind my clients that if they focus on the negative that is what they will get, if they focus on the positive, yep, they will find positivity. Now obviously our reality is not based purely on thought and focus, but these things are an essential component when combined with action and deed. For positive thoughts are nothing without positive action to back them up.
So as you go through your day today, give some thought as to your thoughts. What are you looking for, what currently has your attention? If the object is negative, why not shift your focus and see how much better you feel in doing so. And, as it seems appropriate as to the subject of this post, May the Force Be With You. 🙂