Part II of the Minimalize, Focus, Do series.
“I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest“. ~ Dalai Lama
Into the Eye of the Storm
A storm is coming. Thick, dark clouds are gathering in the distance, rolling closer and closer towards you. The echo of a deep rumbling shakes the ground beneath your feet. Lightening pierces the sky in great thin flashes. Suddenly there’s a giant clash and everything goes white.
You open your eyes.
The first thing you notice is not what is there but what isn’t. The chaos and uproar is gone and in it’s place there is a tranquil silence that almost seems to ring in your ears. You fill your lungs with the cool, thin air. It calms your thumping heart.
You are in the eye of the storm.
Everything you have done until now has lead you to this moment.
Being focussed is about transporting your mind and body to a place of serenity. There’s nothing to pull you away from what you’re about to do. For now, nothing beyond your bubble really exists. The past is behind you and the future hasn’t happened yet. The world is at your feet.
This moment is a fresh start, a new beginning, a clean slate.
Has there ever been one moment in your life when you’ve been completely, utterly focussed? If you have experienced it, then you might know the feeling of infinite joy that comes out of being able to perform your very best.
You feel awesome, inspired and unstoppable.
If you haven’t had the chance to experience that kinds of momentum yet, you can try to bring the moment towards you using some focus mantras.
25 focus mantras for genius, creativity & greatness
- breathe deeply
- intensity is vital
- drop your expectations
- play and stay curious
- lose yourself and
- know who you really are
- be present
- embrace solitude
- make your own rules
- listen honestly
- savor the silence
- life is the journey
- love everything
- just feel
- let go of the past
- passion is key
- move with purpose
- reject fear
- strive ahead
- freedom is in your mind
- gratitude goes a long way
- make a difference
- dive deeply
- be human
It’s your chance to fill the pages of your life. Write your story. It is in these moments that you decide who you are and what you’re alive for.
Now go do what you are supposed to do… and give it everything you have.