Week 6 – Focus!
Scatter Brain! Clutter Brain!
This last few weeks have been quite hectic, keeping on top of helping my group of MasterKey members for this years class, mentoring via Skype calls with new friends and old all over the world, helping out my team of network marketers, doing research into creating launch info for my course to go online later next year, instrumental teaching, preparing for a school teaching demo next week, book keeping for a client, as well as the normal tasks of daily living. So I found my thoughts have been quite scattered, which in turn has led to feeling a bit overwhelmed at times. It has been more difficult to quieten my mind during my Sit this week because my body felt tense, and as we reach the end of another week I feel a bit like a dog who’s been chasing his tail all week, and getting no where fast.
‘Attention or concentration is probably the most important essential in the development of mind culture. The possibilities of attention when properly directed are so startling that they would hardly appear credible to the uninitiated. The cultivation of attention is the distinguishing characteristic of every successful man or woman, and is the very highest personal accomplishment which can be acquired.’ (Haanel 5:19)
Just as the Sun’s rays possess no particular strength through a magnifying glass if you keep the glass moving, when you hold it perfectly still and focused in one place the effect quickly becomes apparent. This philosophy has been made abundantly clear to me this week as I began to observe myself and question my frustration.
‘It is however, through attention that
you will I am finally be able to overcome obstacles of any kind that appear in your my path onward and upward, and the only way to acquire this wonderful power is by practice — practice makes perfect, in this as in anything else.’ (Haanel5:23)
Sometimes things creep up on us and before you know it you find yourself slipping and sliding, unable to get a firm footing, and can’t figure out why. When you stop and think about it the answers will come. In the silence and through thought that you find the answer. I have been trying to give my attention to too many things at once and found I ended up achieving less than I intended. Focus on one thing at a time, without distractions and everything feels easier and smoother. My own conscious mind has complete control.
‘Thought is the process by which
we I may absorb the Spirit of Power, and hold the result in our my inner consciousness until it becomes a part of our my ordinary consciousness. The method of accomplishing this result by the persistent practice of a few fundamental principles, as explained in this System, is the master key which unlocks the storehouse of Universal Truth. (Haanel 5:33)
a man I can change himself myself, improve himself myself, re-create himself myself, control his my environment, and master his my own destiny is the conclusion of every my mind who is when wide-awake to the power of right thought in constructive action.’ (Larsen)
This week’s featured blog is by Anne, a new friend and MasterKey member who is setting herself free through focus and forgiveness. Check her blog HERE 🙂
‘……every beauty to which
you I respond must have its corresponding outline in your my brain before you I can appreciate it.’ (Haanel 5:10 part) Be still, close your eyes, focus and listen to the beauty of the music.