Want To Be Happy? Focus On the Future, NOT The Past

Right now, what do you believe is standing in the way of you being happy?

More specifically, what conditions do you believe would need to change in order for you to be happy?  

And, what if focusing on the unhappy conditions around you is the only thing preventing you from being happy now?   

When it comes to the power of your focus, you really only have two choices.  You can focus on how you’d like things to be, or you can focus on how things currently are.  One point of focus supports you in being happy; the other does not.  The first choice will trigger latent capabilities within you and get your creative juices flowing.  The second choice, unfortunately, nails your feet to the floor.  Here’s why:

Alignment of Energy = The Key to Being Happy

Think about those days when you feel happy for no good reason.  Ideas are firing, you’re feeling great, and producing results with almost no effort.  

Now bring to mind a day when everything you attempted felt like an uphill battle.  

The only difference between happiness and unhappiness – between effortless manifestation and painstaking struggle – is energy alignment.  

You see, our universe and everything in it is created and orchestrated by a powerful energy stream.  Call it Life Force energy, or Infinite Intelligence, or any other name that resonates for you.  This energy stream that creates and sustains all things is always forward-looking, possibility based, and solution-oriented.  It sees whatever situation we’re in as being rich with opportunities.  It gravitates toward and activates the precise resources needed to deliver us the precise experiences we’ve asked for.  It always guides us in the direction of happiness.

YOU are an integral, inseparable part of this energy stream.  And when you’re in alignment with it, it effortlessly carries you everywhere you want to go.  Stated simply, focusing on the future is the key to being happy.  And dwelling on the past is a recipe for stagnation.   

How Future Focus Generates Happiness

The broader part of us that’s aligned with the energy that creates worlds is always focused toward the future; never the past.   This part of us is always eager for what’s next.  And as a result, it naturally attracts all the cooperative energies, ideas, and resources to support us in being happy.

But unfortunately, this is not the type of focus that most of us were taught to apply.

Most of us have been conditioned to scan for problems; not to be available for solutions.  We’re taught to watch out for competition; not to collaborate with cooperative others.  We were raised to view other people and life in general as a scarce and scary place.  And when we’re viewing life through a perspective of lack, it’s impossible to be happy.     

Think about it:  Can you be happy when you’re focused on limitations or reliving past failures?  Is the energy of appreciation and blessedness available to you when you’re viewing others as adversaries?  What happens to the life-giving energy of happiness when you allow negative inner chatter to fill your mental airwaves?   

We simply cannot dwell on any current problem and simultaneously attract its solution.  We can’t complain about unpleasant conditions and be happy while we’re doing it. We have to make a choice:  Focus on where we now are, or on where we want to go.  Give the majority of our attention to conditions that make us unhappy, or focus on the happiness we desire.  

The Power of Flowing Happiness Energy

We access tremendous creative power by giving our positive, loving attention to a desire that’s in the process of becoming.   Rather than deferring our happiness until the day when our desire has manifested completely, we take joy in its evolution.  All successful manifestations have this future focus in common.

The farmer tends his freshly planted crop, long before the seeds are mature enough to bear fruit.   The pregnant woman loves her baby long before the day she finally holds it in her arms.  And so too, by joyfully anticipating the eventual manifestation of all your desires, you increase your happiness right now.    

Focusing forward is the key to unleashing all your full manifestation potential.  Look beyond what currently is, and toward the reality that’s in the process of coming into being.

Happiness or Unhappiness Lies in the Power of Your Focus

Remember that nothing in life is simply “the way it is.” Every molecule that is called into being is activated by the attention of you, the observer.   If you focus on what’s missing or not turning out well, you simply perpetuate that experience.  If you focus all there is to appreciate about you and your life, you start a whole new point of attraction.   

We are all born with free will.  And at every moment we have the power to choose where and how to apply our most precious resource: the power of our focus.  When we’re determined to focus on the presence of our desires rather than their absence, we increase our happiness.  When we look beyond present circumstances and remain devoted to the circumstances we’d prefer, powerful forces come to our aid.  The energy that creates worlds flows through us, and joy and happiness is the inevitable result.  

The Desire Factor Book By Christy Whitman

Christy Whitman is an energy healer, Master Certified Law of Attraction Coach, and the New York Times bestselling author of The Art of Having It All: A Woman’s Guide to Unlimited Abundance.  Her forthcoming book The Desire Factor: How to Embrace Your Materialistic Nature to Reclaim Your Full Spiritual Power is available for pre-order now at www.thedesirefactor.com. She communicates with, and for, The Quantum Council, a collection of non-physical ascended masters who desire to help humanity understand that we are divinely designed for well-being, abundance, success, and loving relationships. You can take the first step in alignment and creating your desires by a free 30 day program called Watch Your Words by going here: www.watchyourwords.com.


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