The Undiscovered Power of True Focus
Focus. We hear about it all the time, but what does it really mean to truly focus? Bentinho’s perspective gives us a profound understanding of this.
Imagine a scenario where you’re deep underwater, free-diving without any oxygen tanks. You’re roughly 100 feet below the surface. Every instinct within you is screaming for air, for the safety of the surface. Yet, the only way to truly survive is by focusing intently, pushing past the panic, and using your willpower to return to the surface. Such scenarios paint a vivid picture of how powerful focus can be when the stakes are high.
But, isn’t it funny how we’re able to muster such intense focus during life-threatening situations, but struggle with it in our everyday lives? It’s because we often give undue importance to our minor troubles, allowing them to scatter our thoughts. Instead of being victims of our wandering minds, we should realize that we’re in charge of our attention and can steer it however we choose.
Abraham Hicks once mentioned, “If a brick would fall on your head every time you harbored a negative thought, you would surely pay more attention.” It’s time to treat our daily distractions as those bricks. Why wallow in self-pity over financial concerns or let a fleeting moment of doubt consume hours of our day?
Bentinho often emphasized the idea of instantly gathering will and concentration. Even in the most extreme situations, humans have the capacity to decide what to focus on. Even when facing imminent danger, one can choose peace over panic, clarity over chaos.
Remember, every time we indulge in a negative thought or give into doubt, we’re essentially diving deeper into that metaphorical ocean of confusion. However, the good news is, just as we have the power to dive deep, we also possess the strength to resurface, to breathe, and to focus.
The next time you find yourself lost in a maze of overthinking or negativity, recall that moment underwater. Realize that you’re not in such dire straits and refocus your energy. Attend to your inner greatness, recognize your capabilities, and know that your well-being is entirely in your hands.
“You and you alone determine your well-being; harness your will and steer your focus.” – Bentinho
“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?” – Matthew 6:25-26