Your attention is your most valuable resource.
This is Day 11 of a process designed to help me focus on feeling good.
I want to feel good all the time.
But I can’t keep score along the way. And I don’t want to go back and tell the story of where I came from and why I want to feel good.
At some point these justifications and explanations and score-keeping only serve to remind me of the past.
Why remind ourselves of the past? At first it might feel good to say “look how far I’ve come” but even a positive reminder still keeps that reference point alive in our minds.
I’m beginning to realise how valuable my attention is.
We can only focus on one thought at a time. Telling the story of how I used to feel might not be a bad thought, but aren’t there better-feeling thoughts I could be focusing on instead?
I’m getting better at picking thoughts that feel good. I’ve even drafted and redrafted this post because I keep wanting it to feel better and better. I have a tantalising sense that something far far greater is on its way.
So without keeping score, but maybe keeping track: at the end of day eleven I’m feeling very very good.