"Where you now stand is a result of thoughts and feelings that you have offered before, but where you are going is a result of your perspective of where you now stand." 
~Esther Hicks
Sunday, 16 June 2013 00:00

Is your focus on the content or the frame?

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I write a lot about the importance of reaching towards your goals and the need to strive. One thing I wanted to address today is a concept that I first learnt from Gabrielle Bernstein. It is a concept that I think is important to remember as we work towards manifesting our goals and desires.

This is about focusing on the content rather than the frame. What this means is that we need to focus on the substance of what we desire rather than the exterior frame.
I see this a lot in the relationship front. Take someone who is looking for a perfect partner, they focus so much on the external aspects like looks, job title, etc. versus what the person stands for, and their character. In business we enter this trap especially with the proliferation of social media. We get so caught up with how many likes and followers we have, web traffic , email list you name it, that we completely miss the importance of serving the community that we do have with great products and service, delivering great content backed with an energy of love and gratitude. In the workplace, we strive towards a particular job title thinking how great our family and friends would think of us when we get that promotion. There is this thinking that we would be seen as someone more special and important because we have this title, not really considering what the attainment of it would mean to our quality of life with our family and friends and the day to day tasks of that role and giving it our all. We tend to focus on the outside frame of what success looks like, forgetting what it feels like and why we want it in the first place; the intrinsic feelings that comes as a result of carrying out our purpose.
I believe we are all guilty of this at times. We aspire to have that certain partner, position or business but periodically lose focus on the substance behind it. The irony is, when we focus on the content and bring a loving, inspiring and exciting energy to it, we naturally get the results we want. We do not need to push or manipulate or become attached to how we look to others, their opinions of us, and things having to be a certain way; rather focus on what's truly important.
When we are attached to the frame, we start getting in the way of what God/Universe has planned for us. Let's focus on what is loving about the relationship that we are in or that we want, and what is exciting and inspiring about the ideal career or business that we desire and what you can bring to it. From there we need to go forward and give it our all, regardless of what it may look like to the outside world.


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