Your Lens Matters

During this time of coronavirus lockdown, many are saying to me, “I’m so bored! Every day is the same.” While that’s certainly understandable in times like these… when we are practically confined to our homes, I think there’s a different lens we can use to view this situation.

If we’re bored, we’ve shrunk into ourselves so far we only see the limits and the immediate confines of our existence. We simply need to open up our eyes and look through a different lens. There is a world so rich and bountiful at our fingertips every day, it is a complete impossibility to be anything remotely akin to bored if you are looking through the right lens.

Lately, when I log onto Facebook, I can literally feel a shift of energy in the world. It spreads like wildfire out into the world and across our social media, igniting sarcasm, pessimism, negativity, and a huge dose of fear among millions.

Everything is energy- nature, buildings, people, wind, thoughts and emotions- which explains why we can glance at something like Facebook or walk into a convention and feel the “temperature” of the world without ever watching a minute of TV news or glancing at a newspaper.

Just as I have in the past, I urge you to be careful about the insidious nature of world news, economic forecasts, and political posturing. It’s so easy to forget that we are not separate from the economy… we are the economy. Our thoughts, beliefs, fears, and collective behaviors create the economy. When we are fearful and pessimistic, we hoard our money and often shrink ourselves and our creativity… thinking we should and are minimizing our risk at such an unstable time. When we are confident and optimistic, we spend our money, start new companies, create new things, step into new opportunities.

There is an abundance of wonder and opportunities all around us, but you won’t see it looking through the wrong lens. Be vigilant in maintaining your inner awareness of how you’re feeling (which is an outgrowth of what you are thinking and believing). Fill your day, your ears, your eyes, and your life with the overflowing goodness and abundance that is available to you. It’s right here. All around you. Everywhere you look. And in the good feelings and optimism which that kind of perception affords you, you find all the brilliant ideas, resources, and opportunities you could ever want. Giving off this energy, people show up ready to help, to network, to prosper. And you will never, ever feel bored. Satisfied, maybe… but never bored.

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