“Energy flows where attention goes.”
These few words are a powerful reminder of the power of attention.
But what happens to our energy when our attention is spread in many directions?
In my mind, I used to picture this situation as a lake feeding too many rivers. Because the water in the lake is limited, only a small amount of water flows into each river.
A logical solution would be to close some rivers, so the remaining ones will receive more water and flow with more strength.
However, being an explorer I love to try to new things and open up new streams. So, I struggle at the idea of closing some streams of water to favour others.
But yesterday I have a small aha moment. The kind that arrives unexpectedly while you’re doing something else.
In the material world, a river can’t be moved. Not easily at least. But in my imaginary lake, I can merge more streams into one to create a bigger and more powerful river.
So, it’s no more about giving up on something but being creating in joining smaller streams into a bigger one.