Sunday, June 24, 2012

Fully Focused and Ready for Life

“Nothing can stand in the way of the person who focuses their entire self on a problem.”
~Norman Vincent Peale
Life presents us with many opportunities to become frustrated with our living off it.
We are living, but the way we are living life is not the best of life; not life to its fullest extent.
It’s not that we want more; we know we have been blessed. It’s that we want a purpose in life that compels us to destroy our bad habits so we have a new lease on life. We want our lives to have meaning. We want to stop wasting our lives.
It is a great thing, therefore, when we understand that nothing can stand in our way if we focus our entire self on the problem. Our progress is limited only to a lack of focus. Focus is our key.
Living life one day at a time is the only way to retain such a focus. And we get there not by focusing our minds on one thing, but by focusing our lives on one general flow. We remain open to that particular flow of things. We become more fully teachable. Our focus of enquiry in this direction becomes insatiable. Sooner or later the negative foci in life have less energy left behind them.
When we come to live fully focused and ready for life we can change anything we don’t like about ourselves—anything changeable—and particularly anything that doesn’t align with our concept of ourselves as believers in God’s holy way.
And the beauty of life is we can come fully focused and ready for life every single day. Even after a failure to live this way the day before, God gives us fresh opportunities today to live out, just for one day, of the ideals of truth.
Being fully focused and ready for life is being available for transformation. And being that we are broken, imperfect specimens of creation we will get more wrong than right, overall. But we have the key; that key is focus.
Focus helps us achieve anything achievable. Nothing stands in the way of the focused.
Focus prevents barriers of distraction. Focus facilitates flow. It creates movement, which generates inertia, which engenders momentum.
And the beauty of focus, if we are gracious to ourselves in losing focus, is we can rebuild our focus anytime. It may be the key goal of life; where we are supposed to direct our energy, our thought, our purpose.
© 2012 S. J. Wickham.


  1. Certainly some of the most profound reading it has ever been my joy to receive.
    Thanks Steve.


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