Autumn's Focus

October 22, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

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This time of season, many of us turn reflective and look back over the year, contemplating accomplishments and thinking about what is yet to be done. It can be a time to celebrate, as well as a time to refocus on things that matter to us in a deep way. It's a time to "get our house in order" so to speak, and make ready for new beginnings.

So, what will your focus be? The word focus, by its very nature, means we have to clarify that which up til now has been vague and broad. It means we need to concentrate on one area we most need to see, and allow much of the rest to fade back. Focus means we do not scatter out attention on everything around us, but give our full attention, with intent, to something that is calling us to be known. To be seen.

If we worry too much that "everything is important and needs to be focused on!", we miss the point of the wonderful play of dynamics that comes from focus and not-focus. Like light and shadow in a photograph, that which is blurred and vague compliments what is focused and sharp. The play of opposites always leads to new discoveries, and it's how the Universe rolls.

And if you will, remember this: what is focused on today may well change tomorrow, and in so doing, everything is in focus...


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