by Robert Wilkinson
We often let ourselves get distracted by thoughts about things that are already fading into our past. This saps our power to get and stay clear about the future we are striving to create, which requires that we focus our attention on what we want to see made manifest, hopefully much better than whatever past we are leaving behind.
The moment you turn from thoughts unproductive for you, or which distract you into an imagining that is already fading, you gain the power to turn your intention to that which is in your higher interests, determined by you rather than the reaction to the discontent of or caused by another. The moment you turn from that which distracts you, for whatever reason, you reclaim the power to choose anew.
This is the time to turn away from things rapidly fading, not because they are “bad” or unlikable, though they may be those. This is the time to use your focus with power and economy, and not let distractions past or present deflect your focus on the future. When we do not let the echoes and memories of the past distract us from what we want our future to look like, we gain all the projected power we gave away to that which distracted us.
Whatever is over is over. We cannot serve our higher interests by overly concentrating on whatever is past, except the part we played in our own victories or sorrow. Even then, the point is to distill wisdom from the experience, and use it wisely in our present to preserve what friends and initiatives we’ve launched, and keep furthering the future we are making by the day.
So take this moment to see how you can turn away from old unproductive thoughts and feelings, and turn your entire being toward that which might produce a better life, a better vibe, a better reality than the one already fading into the rearview mirror of your life.
© Copyright 2006 Robert Wilkinson