“These days, sitting atop my perch as a 64-year-old, I can see clearly that the collective consciousness if we-the-people is the cause of much of our national angst. How much energy have we given to thinking about ‘how bad things are’? How much more are we going to give?
“I for one am weary of the refrain. Because what we focus on expands. The more we complain, the worse things get. It’s a universal law.
“Our insatiable desire for ‘reality’ entertainment, gossip, the dish on anyone—our human tendency to look for the worst in others to make ourselves feel better by comparison—has created a culture where it’s hard to see that life is a mirror. . . .
“Freedom offers you the opportunity to stir things up, to bring your light and break up the darkness. To make your mark. Contribute. Give. Knock down the negative. And build a world worthy of your highest good. Let’s do it.” Oprah Winfrey
This is Oprah’s inspired pep talk. Many are her admirers, and she, herself, does look for the good, always.
Life IS a mirror, and what we dwell upon, whether it be positive or negative, will come back. We have heard it said, “Be very careful what you wish for, for it will surely be yours.” There is warning in those words, for all too often we “wish” in negative ways by the focus of our minds and hearts.
Let our real heart speak to us today. It is the part of the Self who does not need proof of God’s existence. The heart knows that consciousness pervades the whole, the whole cosmos. And this consciousness is what has been termed “God.” Many atheists might feel differently if we just focused on the pervasive consciousness of the whole.
Focus on what brings joy. Not gossip, not bad vibes about politics. Focus on what we want to be in our highest imagination.
Our dreams can and will come true when we give them our focus. The mirror will be like a photocopier (as Rhonda Byrne says), giving us what we have desired in the deepest part of our heart.