Energy, Attention & Intention


It’s funny, today I was thinking about the importance of what you focus on. As a kid, I remember seeing behaviors, traits, and characteristics that I didn’t like and vowing to never do or be that way. The thing is, inevitably, I ended up doing and becoming the way I didn’t want to. During my journey of self-discovery, I realized that I had spent too much time taking note of and focusing on what I didn’t want. True to the saying,

energy goes where attention flows. 

While coming to this realization earlier would certainly have supported me to shift my attention and perspective, I’m glad that it’s something I’ve been doing for several years. By focusing my attention on endeavors, results, and intentions I desire, I’m able to put myself in a position to make them come to fruition. It’s only in the recent couple of years that I’ve become familiar with the Law of Attraction. I don’t think I would have been ready for it before making that realization on my own. Now it’s a principle I live by. Not only am I mindful of what I focus on but of the way I go through my day and the people I surround myself with. I’m very careful of my energy, my focus, and my space. I now live my life from a place that my energy goes where my intention flows.

Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff… and It’s All Small Stuff was one of those books that I read at just the right time. I love the style and tone in which the book is written. As a die-hard perfectionist at the time I began reading the book, it was full of insight to a perspective I needed to see. I encourage you to check out the full description of the book and read the reviews to see if it’s something that might support you as it did me.



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Are you mindful of the things you focus your attention on? Do you find your actions and circumstances are in alignment with your thoughts and energy? I’d love to hear your thoughts on this, feel free to share in the comments! 


36 Replies to “Energy, Attention & Intention”

  1. I agree, if your mind is on the negative your life will follow. I have led a very violent life. Combat, hatred, fear, pain. No one can help in that situation unless you are willing. It is the reason I come to places like this. I realize that I’m not the genre you target. I just want you to know how much it means to people like me to have a chance to be normal and engage on a regular level. I say kind things on sites I follow because the people who run those blogs are kind and it allows me to be who I am. Regardless of my life, I try to be a decent human being. Folks like you really help. Thank you

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    1. I’m sorry to hear that, Michael. I agree, that in many instances, you’re only capable of accepting the help you’re open to receiving. I’m sorry you’re in an environment that you feel you can’t be your true self. I’m glad that you’ve been able to at least find an outlet that allows you to express yourself authentically.

      I don’t have a target audience. My topics are all over the place because I value the engagement and conversation. I’m glad that you feel welcome and comfortable to express yourself here. That’s what this is all about, providing a platform for honest conversation. So happy to have you.

      I’m so humbled by your words. Sending lots of love your way, Michael! ❤ ❤ ❤

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  2. I love what you say about putting yourself in a position to make your endeavors come to fruition. To me that means working hard to get to where you want to be. It takes a lot of hard work to make dreams become reality! Also, love your signature at the end of your post! So pretty. Hope you’re doing great!🌸

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    1. It does take a lot of work to make dreams come true! I’m glad you enjoyed this post Jenny. Thank you! I’ve had it on my list of things to do for ages and just recently made time to create the signature. It’s so nice to hear from you! I hope all is well with you and yours, thanks for stopping by ❤

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    1. I actually wrote a book detailing the process I used because I made this discovery when I was trying to overcome depression. I lay out the steps that I took that helped me to shift my perspective.

      In the years since I’ve come across many resources! I’ll edit the post to add a link to the book that I found very helpful to support me in my intention of shifting my perspective. I think you’ll enjoy it.


  3. There is a book I love called The Game of Life and how to play it” by Florence Scovel Schinn its affirmations and teachings really hep my journey of positivity. I listen to the audiobook whenever i can

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