If you’re not looking fear in the eye, then what are you focusing on? Last week was all about looking fear in the eye, and getting familiar with it. Click HERE to read.
“Your destiny is to fulfill those things upon which you focus most intently. So choose to keep your focus on that which is truly magnificent, beautiful, uplifting, and joyful. Your life is always moving toward something.” -Ralph Marston
So, where do you want your focus to be?
In Yoga we talk about the eyes focus as being called dristhi. However, drishti has a much broader definition than just where we focus our eye balls in any given posture. Drishti means “view” and “focused gaze”. This is attributed to where we set our concentration towards in our life.
How do you keep your focus towards your purpose and the things that fill your well? Because, I am assuming that you want to be reaching for your dreams, moving towards your goals, and nourishing and feeding the things you love to do, while making a difference in the world, even at the smallest day-to-day level. So, how do you keep your focus? More on that in a minute.
Drishti is related to pratyahara and dharana, sense withdrawal and concentration, respectively. These things lead to meditation, dhyana, and then absorption, samadhi.
I love drishti’s association with pratyahara particularly because of the scope of what it offers my mind. When you’re not looking at fear, for example, and giving it your focus, than your awareness needs to be focusing on that which is uplifting, as our opening quotes explains. Sense withdrawal is not just ‘turning off’ the senses, it means that when you focus to one thing, inevitably your focus is NOT somewhere else! So keep your focus towards your purpose, and even just discovering more what your purpose is, and let your purpose come from your loves and your talents and your passions!
Here are some suggestions in ways to keep your focus:
-Pause. Remember the “sacred pause, ” as I call it. that moment where you connect to Source within your Self.
-Take a breath. A deep breath.
-Remember. Remember your “why”! Why do you do what you do?
-Remember. Remember a Peak Experience of Joy in your life! I came to realize thru this intention of dristhi, that sometimes what keeps me focused towards my goals and dreams is thru remembering an amazing experience from the past that is related to my future.
-Mindset. Read that blog HERE.
-A support system. Who are the people in your life that you can turn to in order to reflect back your Light to your Self?!
-Having a teacher, mentor, guru, or coach to support you to keep the focus.
-And of course, remembering yourself as you are, as the bearer of Light. This is to say to remember yourself as the Divine, or however you call it or feel it to be. Enabling your consciousness to remember that your consciousness is God consciousness.
Until next time, stay focused! Namaste.