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Paying Attention

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Here's my huddle today: Pay attention to your successes!

. . .which makes more sense when combined with today's status quote: "Whatever you put your attention on will grow stronger in your life. Whatever you take your attention away from will wither, disintegrate, & disappear." (Chopra) What do you want to increase in life?

If we would all stop obsessing over the things we don't like in our lives--every molecule of fat in our bodies, every ounce gained, every out-of-place item in our homes, every rude driver (one of my peeves), every mistake made by us or the people around us--they just might show up less in our lives, or at least would cause us less misery.

The quote is from Deepak Chopra's The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success, a very slim volume containing some profound wisdom. It comes from the discussion of the law of intention and desire. Our thinking can so easily get in the way of accomplishing our goals and manifesting our desires, because we waste our precious attention and energy on what we don't want instead of what we do want.

That was pretty much the point of my recent Positive Organizing blog, when I realized I want to stop focusing so much on getting rid of clutter, and put my attention on creating a beautiful, intentional, supportive environment. It's interesting that this lesson is harder for me than accepting my body as it is, and focusing on increasing my health and fitness level--which is a big challenge for many of my friends.

One of the ways we can stop beating ourselves up is to follow that piece of advice I got as a new teacher regarding problem students: Catch them doing something right! So let's consistently give ourselves credit for taking those babysteps & exhibiting the positive behaviors we want to cultivate. Give yourself a goodie and toot your horn on your team! You can also inspire a Spark Friend to join you in making progress.

Have a great day, Spark Buddies! Blessed Be, Amanda
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STOP-IT-KNOW 6/9/2012 9:27PM

    I don't have clutter in my house but a lot in my head. my mom is a pack rat and I told myself I would never ever have things out of order. it gets messy dog hair black on cream carpet. dish in the sink which makes me nuts. but everything has it's place now if i could do the same in my head LOL. have to concentrate on the positive, rather than the negative!! Thanks for the reminder.

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MAGGIE275 5/16/2012 7:42AM

    Energy follows focus!!!!!

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NPA4LOSS 5/12/2012 10:54AM

    Accentuate the Positive to eliminate the Negative! Great Blog!

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MRS_EVA_K 5/10/2012 3:14PM

    Like attracts like and that is so true Amanda. Particularly with thoughts and energy. Thank you :)

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WORLDSERIES11 5/10/2012 1:59PM

    What a difference it makes when we turn our thinking around and concentrate on the positive, rather than the negative!! Thanks for the reminder to appreciate the gains we've made in our life, not just the pounds lost.

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-SONIA- 5/10/2012 1:43PM

    Why is it that every time I need a message like this, here's Amanda, blogging about it, showing me what I need to see? I love it! Thank you! emoticon emoticon

I'm going to come back to this later today (after I get some paperwork and apartment searching done.) Today's going to be a great day!! emoticon

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ANNIEBOLEEN 5/10/2012 12:00PM

    It is so hard to give ourselves recognition and acknowledge our good qualities, even the ones we have not fully developed yet. What we are becoming and the traits we are learning to express deserve our consideration too. Our path towards wholeness and acceptance is something we can put our focus on and be grateful for. Even if we are not so good at it yet.

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