Unfortunately, this has been an extremely busy week for me making it difficult to visit your blogs or participate in many of the challenges I enjoy. Here is a reblog … I hope this helps you learn about something in yourself that you hadn’t realized needs nurturing.
If you haven’t read it … it’s new.
If you have read it … it’s a refresher to begin.
In keeping with my word a month to Nurture Yourself – the word for November is Focus. To focus (estar enfocado – Spanish) is to direct your attention at something specific; or as in a camera to make something clear; maximum clarity or distinctness of an idea; a series of thoughts, visions or feelings that happen; an idea or vision that is created in your imagination and that is not real; something that you have wanted very much to do, be , or have for a long time.
As you can see from the cartoon above, we all want to feel whole or complete about our inner self as much as we do about our outer self. Sometimes, we mask the way we feel inside by showcasing ourselves on the outside with pretty things. Fashion manufacturer advertise and promote to this weakness.
We don’t want to see the lack of focus about our inner self. But, we should. There is more to focusing than creating an image of who we think we are or should be. Our entire life depends on us focusing even if it’s just to drive a car. How many times have you parked somewhere only to find yourself lost because you have forgotten where you parked.
Lack of focus …..
We’re lost in our day to day issues in our overstimulated life. We haven’t the time to stop, breathe or focus. We need to be on the go to achieve and succeed in the many things we want that we can’t stop. We’re distracted. We lose our ability to see all in us.
A quiet time to pull back from all of the tensions, anxiety, pressures and worries is what’s needed to get us back in focus.
5 Steps to Help Us Focus …. from Troy Carter
•Focus requires not thinking about the past or the future
• Focus concerns only what is happening right now
• Meditation focuses your attention on the present moment
• During meditation the rhythm of your breath can become your focus
• With daily meditation, focus comes more frequently and more easily
Nurture Yourself to focus by taking short amounts of time every day to meditate on learning how to focus more intently. Let your issues float away. Communing with nature can help you to find your inner circle in your day. Practice and repetition of quiet moments will help your inner self-grow and your outer self-glow.
copright2014©written by Isadora
Daily Thought – Seize every day as an adventure and your spirit will soar when you discover the wonderful surprises life has to offer.