“Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have. Make the Now the primary focus of your life.” Eckhart Tolle
Your destiny is to fulfill those things upon which you focus most intently. So choose to keep your focus on that which is truly magnificent, beautiful, uplifting and joyful. Your life is always moving toward something. Ralph Marston
It’s very important that we re-learn the art of resting and relaxing. Not only does it help prevent the onset of many illnesses that develop through chronic tension and worrying; it allows us to clear our minds, focus, and find creative solutions to problems. Thich Nhat Hanh
What do you FOCUS on? For some reason, I’m not quite sure why, when I read the photo challenge for this week, – FOCUS – what came to mind was the people we see gathered around art at museums. I love the way people focus their attention on the art in front of them in a museum. Often, you find people standing in front of a painting for what seems like ages; lost in wonder or deep in thought. I get the impression that some of them leave their bodies and get transported to the period of the painting or art… Some even become unfocused in their focus and can’t remember a thing after they move from one piece to the next… so in the middle of our focus are moments of unfocused action and, perhaps, our brains need that time to calibrate all that it is seeing. That kind of focus intrigues me.
“Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus.” Alexander Graham Bell
That’s been one of my mantras – focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains. Steve Jobs
If you want to have a good life, you should focus on your family, on your business, on your dog, on your fun, and you’ll have a good life. Adam Carolla
Where is your FOCUS? I believe that whatever we focus on, we become… So be vigilant with your thoughts and actions. We are all human with our share of flaws but, it doesn’t hurt to make a daily effort to focus on what truly matters to us. We can start with our family and venture out from there.
This post was inspired by a prompt from WP Daily Post: FOCUS –This week, share a photo that represents focus to you. Are you a stickler for getting in close to your subjects and capturing every detail, or do you prefer a more ethereal look that illustrates the sensations of the moment? Or both? And remember, you don’t need a professional camera to consider focus. Using your phone camera can provide an even more interesting approach. I can’t wait to see your contributions!
Positive Motivation Tip: Be present in your times of focus as it turns to moments of un-focus.
PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photos from my personal collection