Shifting Our Focus

“Life seems sometimes like nothing more than a series of losses, from beginning to end. That’s the given. How you respond to those losses, what you make of what’s left, that’s the part you have to make up as you go.”

– Katherine Weber

I came across this quote today and it hit me like a slap in the face. I wasn’t searching for quotes; it was just there like it was meant for me to read. I really started to think about my life, my thoughts, and my attitude towards certain things. For the last number of years (too many years to put an exact number on), I have said to myself, “my life is a series of losses.” It is all I have been focusing on. My losses. My life has been one loss after another. Whether it is a loss of a loved one, the loss of a job, the loss of money, or a number of other things; my life is a series of losses. However, I am not the only one who is alive on this planet. So many others feel the same way as I do. So many others have it worse off than I do. Our eyes are sometimes open only to our pain and closed to the pain other people go through. We get lost in our own pain all too often. We forget what matters. We give up. Once we start shifting our focus to others and helping others, our own lives improve as well. Not only do we make someone else feel better, but we feel better for helping someone else. I will slip and lose my focus from time to time, but before my life ends, I am hoping to help other people see things in a more positive light. After all, isn’t that what we were put on this planet for?

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4 thoughts on “Shifting Our Focus

  1. “Once we start shifting our focus to others and helping others, our own lives improve as well”
    That’s the key. And shifting our focus to the positives. If we have the right focus, we CAN find positives all around us, even in what seemingly to the eye might be considered a negative. And the more positive our focus, the more positives we see and that come our way. Keep that positive eye open!

    • Thanks for your comment. Good point on, “….the more positive our focus, the more positives we see…” I never thought of things that way. You make a very good point!

  2. I can relate to this. By helping others it’s no longer about me but them. Shifting our focus shifts the energy to others in a positive way and brings us out from under a self centered viewpoint.

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