Where Attention Goes... Energy Flows

Where my attention goes, energy flows.

We are given the opportunity at each moment to choose what to do with this energy.

What do I want more of? Love, oneness and expansion? Or resentment, fear and separation?

When I focus my attention on that which I don’t want, that’s exactly what I’ll experience more of.

Want to know how I know this? Because I meditate twice daily, and try my most best to read Jeff Kober’s daily thoughts. When I choose to do this, I’m kindly reminded me to be aware; to actively (and gently) identify the difference between the egos non-stop story telling and the truth of what is - here and now, not yesterday or tomorrow.

The more I become aware of my mind, the more I accept the mind and it’s baggage for what it is, and nothing more. The mind wanders, it’s what minds do. And emotions? They’re just as impermanent, merely waves on the surface of an ocean of creativity, expansion and loooooove.

This is consciousness - our intrinsic nature, often hidden by the egos non-stop shit yarns A.K.A noise.

So with that said, I can’t always stop the noise… but I can become aware of it.

Rather than letting the ego drive my reactions on autopilot, I can choose to respond. That response is founded by a simple state of awareness. Is this or is this not the truth? Is this or is this not serving me? If it’s not the truth, nor serving me, I can choose not to react but to seek the truth; to bring my attention back to that which will foster love, creativity, expansion and oneness. I can choose the energy I want to create, rather than waiting for the doom that’s sure to come if my speculating mind has its way.

Like I said, I can’t always stop the noise… but I can become aware of the noice so I am at least able to give myself the opportunity to choose what to do with this energy- to choose expansion over suffering…even if I have to relentlessly try to make that choice 100 times in one day.

So thanks to Jeff Kober, “I am reminded today to notice my thoughts and actively engage in what they are saying. I will choose to pay attention to what is right in my world, letting what is wrong in my world or in other people, take care of itself.”

https://jeff-kober.com

Photo by @nickrapley - southern sell rolling onto the east coast shores of the South Island, New Zealand.

Photo by @nickrapley - southern sell rolling onto the east coast shores of the South Island, New Zealand.

Taylor Rapley