“You must want your emotional health even more than you want to get rid of your emotional distress. Remember, your attention is the key to your success. If your attention is on how much you want to get rid of your pain, then your attention is on your pain. But if your attention is directed toward your healthy functioning, your inner peace, that is exactly where you will be headed.” Richard Carlson
How true! Even before we knew the law of attraction, we would know that focusing on negativity cannot move us to what we really want, the positive. Positivity accomplishes all. If we focus on pain, we know that pain will result; turn today to a better view, a considered turn to what we truly want—peace, love, joy in our daily round.
We might wonder how this slight chance could make all the difference. It is just the matter of focus, and we know that what we focus on expands. If down in the dumps, we don’t help matters by feeling sorry for ourselves. We need to reach outside ourselves to something better. I have heard that in such times, we ought to “do something for somebody—quick!” That is a good capsule definition of what our neurosis of pain is doing to us, keeping us turned inward so that we don’t see beyond the four walls of our little room.
Distraction helps at such times. Nobody can indulge neurosis long when deliberately shifting our mood to something higher and brighter. Get busy with something—almost anything—and watch the clouds drift away, at least the storm clouds.
The sky will clear with white, fluffy clouds that give us a taste of something divine.