“Stop Getting Distracted by Things That Have Nothing to Do With Your Goals” – Unknown

Written for and Published in The Seeds 4 Life.

We set our sights and off we go to meet our goals. We focus on our destination, until the focus shifts to the odd noise coming from the motor, the bugs splattered on the windshield, and the static coming from the radio station. To shift our focus further, the gas light just came on to tell us it’s empty.

Our focus shift distracts us into attending to matters we have prioritized over the path toward our goal. That odd noise from the motor is the doubt we’ve allowed to creep into our head. It’s the people in our lives telling us we can’t do it. It’s the excuses we have started to makes as to why our goal is unattainable.

The bugs splattered on the windshield are the minor inconveniences we focus on and convince ourselves is blocking our view to the destination. It’s the rainy day without an umbrella or the missing the bus and foregoing waiting for the next one. 

The static from the radio is the things we do on a daily basis that moves us no closer to our goal than yesterday. It is the unproductive habits. The sleeping in late, the habitual scrolling through social media, the watching too much television, the procrastination of what can be done today and telling ourselves “I’ll do that tomorrow.”

And with these distractions, comes wasted energy. Wasting so much energy, we sputter along to our goals on empty. Often times, breaking down in the middle of the road wondering where the time went. Fortunately, for many of us, it is during this breakdown we get out of the car and notice the motor is quiet, the radio static is off, and the bugs on the windshield no longer block our view. 

It is then we realize, in the horizon, our goal is still there waiting for us. Distractions are loud, but our ambition will roar if we take the focus away from the things that beg for our attention but have nothing to do with our goals. So let’s get back in the car, turn the key, and focus shift.

“You Are Responsible for the Energy You Bring Into a Space” – Jill Bolte Taylor

Written for and Published in The Seeds 4 Life.

“Hello, my name is….” and your energy has introduced itself.

In a space full of people or in a space with just one, our energy is the invisible business card that is handed out before we even open our mouths to say our given name. It is the invisible field which travels a foot in front of us when we enter a room and the residue left behind when we leave it. It is the imprint we leave on the space we have occupied.

And the only person responsible for this business card, invisible field, residue, and imprint is not the person who is judging it, but the person who is bringing it.

Surely we have all been guilty of having a bad day and entering a room with our baggage, but how many of us made sure to leave it by the door so nobody else had to carry it?

Surely we all have been guilty of judging a stranger, but how many of us have reflected on that judgment at that moment?  If we are judging this stranger based on the energy they entered the room with, how is OUR energy reflecting us as a person?

Surely we all have been guilty of blaming an argument on the other party, but how many of us have taken the time to reflect on the energy we brought into the space to allow things to escalate?

Surely we all have been guilty of falling prey to existing negative energetic fields, but how many of us have taken the time to change our own energetic contribution to change the frequency of a room?

A space is a place of potential. Potential to be transformed into the world which best reflects our intentions. It is out of those intentions we create the world we are living and participating in.

Energy flows into our intentions and there is no better person than ourselves to ensure our energy is providing our intentions with the very best our human heart has to offer. Every space deserves it and you have the responsibility to bring it.

Distractions

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We give our energy to trivial things
How we look, what people think
Worrying about the coming days
Failing to fill the present with praise
Lost in thoughts while roses bloom
Escaping sunshine in search of gloom
Loving people who hurt our hearts
Mistreating those who accept those parts
These distractions are undeserving
Of any more time you have been serving
Say farewell, take love, and go
Rest your mind, let energy flow