“Pay attention,” said my math teacher–because I was always absentminded. I was 8 years old and math wasn’t my best friend. So in class, I was constantly thinking about chapatti (nan bread). A lady made the most delicious chapattis I have ever eaten. Everyday, she sat outside the school canteen ready to take orders. She made the chapattis in minutes, for each order. Consequently, the chapattis were hot, soft and fluffy. She added ginger, onions, rosemary leaves and other African species only known to her. The chapattis were always salted to perfection. I could never get enough. I still think about them. However, this wasn’t reason enough for me to give my attention to the chapattis instead of the math lessons I had to learn. As a result, I continued to struggle in math. But, I learned how to make good chapattis.
The question is, how do you assign your attention?
I’ve learned that attention is one of our most intimate and powerful mental tools. What we assign it to matters. Moreover, energy flows where the attention is. And this notion also contributes to how we create our realities. We find that what we pay attention to amplifies in our experiences. For instance, if you pay attention to a rude neighbor, a lot is going to manifest. Your mind will generate more negative thoughts about the neighbor and how rude they are. Your emotions will follow suite. You will start developing a disliking for the neighbor: a disliking amplified because you give the issue more of your attention.
The major news publishing companies in the world use this notion to influence our behavior. They broadcast news daily promoting fear, scarcity and danger. When we pay attention to this news we learn how to be afraid without any particular reason. Fear starts inspiring our decision making. We treat each other suspiciously and always look for where the trouble is not. Moreover, when we look for where something is not, we are still giving our attention to what we don’t want. And what we don’t want continues to manifest in our experiences. Bob Rotella, Sports Psychologist says it best in his quote: “Don’t think about how things will go wrong. Think about how they go will right.”
“Don’t think about how things will go wrong. Think about how they will go right.”
What Can We Do?
We have to understand that our inner world projects our outer world. So, the way we use our inner resources determines our experiences. Let’s pay attention to what we give our attention to.
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