At times we are not always happy with a particular situation but we continue with it usually complaining or wishing it were not there. We keep at it hoping some outside force will miraculously change it or make it go away.
As you keep focused on the dislikes by continuing your same routine; waking up to a job you don’t like, getting angry that it’s only Monday, and asking yourself constantly, how in the world did I get stuck in this career, not only is your body memorizing and affirming the situation, but it is actually feeding and strengthening it.
I love this story:
An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life. “A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy.
“It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil – he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.” He continued, “The other is good – he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. The same fight is going on inside you – and inside every other person, too.”
The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, “Which wolf will win?”
The old Cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed.”
It’s time to take the negative situation into your own hands and actually do something about it. You can begin with a small step of simply changing your focus, or feeding the wolf you do want in your life. Focus can be like a laser beam and used correctly, it can assist the the Universe to use it’s magic and create a life of your choosing.
This may not come as easily as it sounds, it takes a lot self-discipline to create change by shifting focus, but it is definitely possible, as many have done it, so let’s start today.
Small Change #41 Change your focus
This week become aware of the negative situation that is constantly on your mind. What are you complaining about most? Where do you feel defeated? Begin to focus on what it is you do want, say, a different job, a feeling of self-love, or getting through a writers block. Stop talking about the situation in the negative, the complaints, and the “whoa-is-me” attitude. Just stop feeding that situation and instead ask yourself, “what is it I do want?”
“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” ~Albert Einstein