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The word focus keeps crossing my path. It's so interesting how that works. Little whispers from the universe. 

I strongly believe that whatever we focus on will grow. I love this quote by Marianne Williamson. 

We can always choose to perceive things differently. You can focus on what's wrong in your life, or you can focus on what's right.
                                                                                                                  ~Marianne Williamson

Over and over I've seen this work in my life, both positively and negatively. I've focused on my troubles and they've continued to grow. I've focused on my art and it's flourished. I've focused on a bad relationship and it kept getting worse. I've focused on beauty and found more beauty. I could go on and on.

It works. We can use this 'power' for good or for evil. I try my best to choose good.

Tell us/Show us....what are you focusing on these days? 

Reader Comments (21)

Focusing on listening to the 'right' voices..and finding beauty along the way:
April 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMarcie
I am finding a new "focus" on color in my surroundings. This has come unforeseen and with great joy.
April 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGabriele
If only I had! But now that I am older, I follow this advice more often. In photography, I am now trying to pay attention more often to color, to compose with color.
April 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLash LaRue
I am focusing on combining my photos/photo editing with my art and's a whole new world for me and I'm very excited about it. Photography/PSE seems to be linking all of my creative outlets together for me, after years of keeping them separate from each other.
April 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSherri B.
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April 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSherri B.
This spring has found me focusing on "light", every photographer's muse:
April 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDotti
What a lovely sentiment to read this morning! Thank you for this :) It's so true on so many levels!
April 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLisa
Kim - this is SUCH a good reminder. I seem to be spending a lot of time lately wondering about, writing about, and trying to decide how to shoot my truth. Wondering how to bring what is true for me, and truly me, out into the visible world. (And I think it's starting to work!)
April 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCorinna
This year has become an unexpected journey into self-discovery. I hadn't planned on it but it seemed to just happen so I'm going with it.
April 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLinda
no truer words have been spoken my friend! i've had the same experience. the key is recognizing it while its happening!
right now i'm focusing on getting myself in order now that i'm home from my trip! so i'll share my selfie that i shot the evening i returned home...focusing on myself:
April 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHolly {Soupatraveler}
This absolutely works! To quote a hero of mine 'you become what you continuously do'. That has stuck in my head for a long time. So, I decided I was a photographer, designer, digital scrapper, Photoshop (user), creative person, etc. etc. and I became a creative team member at my most favourite digital scrapping site - true story!
April 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBarb
lately i have been focusing on swans
they inspire me with their beauty and dignity, i try to find and honor those same qualities within myself
April 13, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterrakusribut
Oh so many flowers, and the greens of Spring! :)
April 13, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterkelly n
Just wanted to say thank you for this post, it came just at the right time!! I needed to hear this, and to get a little push in the right direction... XoXo
April 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKatie
Thank you for the reminder that we need to focus on the positive...
I'm working on getting my knee back to full function...
April 13, 2012 | Unregistered Commentershirley
I've been trying really hard to focus on joy. I felt like I didn't have any, because so much of what I do is related to trauma and pain. I just started looking for joy and believing it was there somewhere. It was!
April 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHeather
As usual, your topic & your timing . . . a direct hit!
April 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMaria
here's a quote that I love: where focus goes, energy flows. So, so right. LOVE your image BTW! :) xxo
April 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDenise
my mentor was asking me that the other day...I said I multi Iknow I should focus on mastering my camera ..he told me....Im really focusing on listening to him without being can be at times...I know how to work my camera I just take it for granted bec Im more in the creativity side of things than
April 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAngelshine
What a great photo -- I love how the word focus is reflected in the cup. Great words too. I was at the dentist the other day and decided to try focusing on how my hands felt, rather than my mouth, and what a different experience that was! I thought it was something I ought to try in real life -- focus on the calm, rather than the stress.
April 16, 2012 | Unregistered Commentersuperdewa (Deirdre)
Your blog is very beautiful, the style is very cool! See the things that I think is very interested in oh, thank you for sharing! I wish you good luck!
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