Where is Your Focus
We all have a lot going on in our lives. Places to be, things to do, people to see. It seems like everything, and everyone is demanding our attention! Your child tugging at your shirt trying to show you something, your friends wanting to hang out, your car needs new oil, the bills need to be paid, everything requires a piece of you. The things of our world are set up to be the loudest, seemingly most important thing at that moment. Just scrolling through social media it’s clear that people are trying to grab your attention by any means necessary! So it becomes essential to predetermine what it is that you are going to focus on in your life, because whatever you focus on, grows!
Your subconscious is a powerful tool. It is working for you constantly whether you know it or not. I like to think of it as a search engine. It is constantly searching for whatever you ask it to. And it is VERY good at it. One easy example is your name. In a sea of thousands of people, with loud noise coming from every direction, you don’t hear much, just the constant clamor. But if someone even whispers your name, BAM! Your brain picks it up out of the 10,000 voices, all because your subconscious has been trained to search for your name! Another easy example is a new car. Let’s say you see a new car that you really like. You say to yourself (and your subconscious hears) “wow, I like that car”. Next thing you know, you see that car everywhere! It’s not that everyone around you actually bought that car, it’s your subconscious searching for what you told it to!
Now, your search engine doesn’t stop at names and cars, it seeks to make everything you say true. If you say, “today is going to be a terrible day”, all day long your brain is going to give you proof that it really is a terrible day! It could’ve been the best day ever but all you saw was the bad because that’s what you told your mind to search for! The opposite is true as well. Even in the face of the worst day ever, your brain will show you all the good if only you ask. Simply by focusing on the things that you want out of life instead of the things you DONT want, your brain will make it true.
So, what are you focused on? Intentionally focusing is a new concept to many. Like I said before, the whole world is trying to steal your focus so most of us simply wander through life being pulled and pushed by others into what they think we should focus on. So, stop for just a moment and ask yourself what do you really want out of life? I’m not talking about more stuff, what truly matters to you in life? What would bring you more peace, joy, and wholeness?
Maybe you’ve noticed in the office that we have a new monthly Victory Board. That little board has changed the office for us. Since the very beginning, all we’ve ever wanted at NGFC was to help people get their lives back and start living healthier more whole lives. But as chiropractors and health professionals nearly everyone who comes in is dealing with pain and sickness! And slowly, pain and sickness became our focus. It seemed like the whole office was full of people who were telling us about how they hurt or how they were sick even though that wasn’t true at all! It was just what we were focused on. But when we hung the Victory Board, we did so with the intention of celebrating the good things that were happening right in front of us. So, we started listening and searching for nothing but the good. We shifted our focus. These days it feels like the entire office is full of people who are experiencing miracles in their lives! All because we changed our focus.
So, whatever is going on in your life, I urge you to make a shift. Focus on what matters. Focus on the good things, the abundance you have in your life and watch as your life becomes full of joy! I believe Paul said it best, “Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.”
If you live in the Colorado Springs, Monument, Palmer Lake area and are ready to reduce your pain, restore your health, and reclaim your life give us a call and let us help you on your health journey!
In Health and Faith,
Northgate Family Chiropractic
12245 Voyager Pkwy
Colorado Springs, CO 80921