Developing Focused Awareness


As we consider this subject of conditioning this consciousness that we have in the human experience, we need to develop certain life skills for the game of life. Skills that will help us to meet this challenge with courage, determination, confidence and with excitement! When we are well equipped for any challenge, how do we feel?  We feel excited to explore, to manage, to experience and to be on top of things!

Today we look at one of those critical life skills: developing focused awareness. How do I keep my attention on what I am doing with my total being, meeting a situation, with everything that I have; and in doing this, not losing my awareness of the totality, not losing my awareness of the full potential of being?

Digital-Camera-Photo-Taking.jpgMany of us fear that when we narrow the view in the consciousness, we lose the rest. Actually we don’t. We are the rest! We have just narrowed the view with our remarkable ability to zoom. When a camera is zooming, does it lose its ability to get back to the totality in a moment, to full zoom? We trust the camera to move quickly – zoom, zoom, zoom,  getting into the detail, or getting the overview. We have that ability with the consciousness to zoom into detail.

Seeing the whole in the detail

There is magic because when we zoom, we can amplify into microscopic detail. When we come into a situation, we can open it up; we can look clearly; and we can see into the infinite microscopic world. Amazing! Even in the detail, we begin to see the whole.

When I zoom the consciousness, into that amplification; “Wow, I can see infinity in that person! I can grab infinity in this moment! I can look into that flower and I can see a whole Universe!” We begin to see the whole even in the tiniest particle.  If we can look into an atom with the right equipment, wouldn’t we see a whole solar system? Wouldn’t we see the Universe? Do we really lose anything, or do we gain when we narrow the focus?

Fine-tune the focus

When we are in that zoom mode, when we take our focus into anything, don’t we have our full resources at our disposal: the power of the mind; the power of vitality; the power of emotion in the zoom? Can’t we bring all our resources into that point of focus, meeting whatever challenge we have, with the ability to open up the zoom at anytime?

And you know how we can play with the zoom, we bring it to one focus, “Is it good?”  bring it to another focus, then change it to a bigger focus, “Is it better? Let me go back, let me fine-tune, let me find the exact setting.” We human beings have that power in the consciousness: the power of focused awareness; the power of zoom; the power to go into detail and to find our Universe there as well; and, the power to bring all the resources we have into any point of the zoom. If we have that incredible power, shouldn’t we be excited about using it? If you have a phenomenal camera with such amplification and zoom and high quality, wouldn’t you be excited about using it? That is what you have!                          Sri Vasudeva

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