William James, the father of psychology, wrote:
“Millions of items of the outward order are present to my senses which never properly enter into my experience. Why? Because they have no interest for me.
My experience is what I agree to attend to. Only those items which I notice shape my mind — without selective interest, experience is an utter chaos. Interest alone gives accent and emphasis, light and shade, background and foreground intelligible perspective, in a word.”
William James writes an important sentence: “only those items which I notice shape my mind”.
What you chose to think and focus on, will shape your mind.
And, as you already know, your mind is deeply intertwined with your energy. They influence each other in a profound way.
So, if you constantly focus on the negative, guess what happens to your energy?
Naturally, it becomes negative as well.
What you focus on, constructs your mind and experience.
When you focus on the negative, you’ll find a lot more negativity in the world and in your life.
It’s very easy to understand how it happens: just take a walk downtown and count how many people you see that have a blue shirt.
At the end of the day, how many people have you seen with a RED shirt?
You won’t know, because you were focusing on the blue shirt the whole walk, so everyone on red just passed you by without your mind consciously noticing it.
What if the blue shirts were negative events and red shirts were positive events? You took a walk downtown and you’ve only seen the negative – the positive just walked right by you and you haven’t even noticed it.
Repeat this everyday and your mind gets conditioned to only notice those particular types of events, and your energy and your whole experience is molded just with those quality events – negative.
On your day to day you do this without barely noticing it.
Most of us have no idea what our mind is doing. The mind simply does its thing and we accept it.
That’s living in an unconscious world, where you don’t have any control over your own mind.
But there’s an alternative:
Living with inner power means to have control over your own experience of the world.
It means that you are aware of what your mind is doing and you can change it.
It also means that you will – slowly and gradually – shape your mind and energy into something you WANT them to become.
That’s exactly what we work on the 10 Steps to Inner Power, our starting training to the journey of Personal Magnetism.