Build Your Focus Muscle
Neville Goddard says “the great secret of success is to focus the attention on the feeling of the wish fulfilled.”
He says when we experience our desire in our imagination, the desire will become reality.
We deliberate creators are well familiar with these concepts.
And hopefully practicing them!
Because as Neville writes, “we are master of our fate when we have the power to imagine what we please.”
So how are your powers of imagination these days?
If you’re like me, you’re feeling pretty confident in your ability to focus on whatever you choose.
But when I tried Neville’s exercise in The Power of Awareness to help build imagination power, I realized I could use some more workouts!
Since most of us weren’t encouraged to build our daydream muscles in school, it might be worth amping up those skills now to support our manifesting success.
To help us build our focusing muscle and our ability to pay attention in a way that serves us, here’s Neville’s exercise from the book:
To aid in mastering the control of your attention, practice this exercise: Night after night, just before you drift off to sleep, strive to hold your attention on the activities of the day in reverse order. Focus your attention on the last thing you did, that is, getting in to bed, and then move it backward in time over the events until you reach the first event of the day, getting out of bed.
This is no easy exercise, but just as specific exercises greatly help in developing specific muscles, this will greatly help in developing the “muscle” of your attention.
Whoa, he was right. That wasn’t as easy as I thought it would be.
Neville says our attention must be “developed, controlled, and concentrated” in order to embrace our true creative power. His promise in doing this exercise regularly is that we’ll awaken our center of power.
I’ll tell you what appeals to me about building my focusing skills – I’d be less easily swept up in someone else’s thoughts and more capable of choosing my own point of focus. Recession? Environmental disaster? Political strife? Have it your way, John Q. Public, but I’m choosing Abundance, Health, and Harmony.
How did I get so good at that? I practiced. 🙂
Let me know what you experience if you play with Neville’s exercise – or what tips you can share to master the control of one’s attention.