The things we focus on become the things we receive. If we focus on the negative we receive more negativity. When we are in a bad place, mentally, emotionally, and/or spiritually, we find it difficult to pull ourselves out of that place especially if we dwell on: what caused it, how could I have avoided it, and past occasions of similar difficulty. We are focusing our attention on the darkness and forgetting the light. We attempt to diagnose, prescribe, and fix. What we fail to understand is the difficulty of finding our way out of darkness if we refuse to look for the light.
When our lives are filled with light, we don’t worry about darkness, because the light drives it away. Focus on the goodness and power of the Light within and without, and the darkness fades and eventually vanishes.
I don’t always attend religious ceremonies on a regular basis. I go through spells where they seem too repetitive and I take a break. Then, I may experience a season where I am tired, depressed, and feeling empty. Once, when I was feeling that way, I attended three different religious services in one day. Inadvertently, I was changing my focus. I didn’t realize it at the time, but I had chosen to focus on the positive — and it worked. I came away feeling good about myself and my world. Whenever we are depressed and feeling despondent, we can look to the Light and focus our attention on the positive.
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