Focus on the Good Stuff

“Awareness is like a flashlight that illuminates whatever it is shown upon. Shine it one what’s wrong in your life, and in will feel pretty bleak. Shine it on what’s right, and you’ll be basking in the glow of the sunlight of the spirit. It really is that simple. ” – Adapted & Inspired by Attitudes of Gratitude in Love, page 49

Although the original reading was directed toward our love lives, it certainly also applies to my life in general. It goes hand-in-hand with what Dr. Paul in our program said ” I must keep my magic magnifying mind on my acceptance and off my expectations, for my serenity is directly proportional to my level of acceptance. When I remember this, I can see I’ve never had it so good.” A great reminder for a guy who wants to do whatever I can to be happy, joyous and free. Keep my focus on the good stuff in life… ILML! – James

3 thoughts on “Focus on the Good Stuff

  1. Very true :) When the light falls on what’s going wrong, I find it terribly hard to redirect it though. Some stubborn part of me wants to stare at it, analyze it, “fix it”. Thanks for this, there’s an answer in there I needed today. xx

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    • Very true :) When the light falls on what’s going wrong, I find it terribly hard to redirect it though. Some stubborn part of me wants to stare at it, analyze it, “fix it”. Thanks for this, there’s an answer in there I needed today. xx

      It’s hard for me too. I find that my ability to refocus on the gratitude and goodness is directly proportional to the amount of energy I put into my program each day. When I do the “Full Monte” – prayer, meditation, readings, inventory, gratitude list, service, sponsorship and a meeting – my capacity to re-shift my perspective back to love is so much easier. And by the way, I have that stubborn part of me that thinks if only I focus on the problem long enough I’ll figure it out too. I call that “My Dis-ease”. Great full that my message resonates for you. Have an epic day!

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