Lens [lenz] noun.
1. a piece of transparent substance, usually glass, having two opposite surfaces either both curved or one curved and one plane, used in an optical device in changing the convergence of light rays, as for magnification, or in correcting defects of vision.
2. anatomy (of the human eye)
I like to wake up early. It makes me feel like I get more done, while at the same time allowing me to do nothing and be still.
My typical routine is to grab a cup of coffee and chill out, just sitting in the silence of my home before the chaos of the day starts. Sometimes I read, and sometimes I don’t. Sometimes I wake up early because my brain has a thought and I want to immediately go put that thought into action.
Three days of the week after I’ve had my cup of “Joe” I head to the gym. I’ve recently, in the last year, started powerlifting as my main focus of my workouts. I love the feeling of getting stronger. Powerlifting gives me that, not to mention the programs are generally very simple. Just squats, deadlifts, and bench press with a few accessory lifts for good measure.
I usually hit the gym at or just before 5 a.m. completing the workout in an hour. This morning as I was driving back home, going northeast over the causeway, the sun was just beginning to rise. I knew I had to capture this beauty.
As you can see from the picture, my windshield had condensation on it from the higher humidity levels over the water and the coolness provided from my AC inside my truck.
It could have easily been my camera lens that was dirty. Doesn’t matter. The camera tends to initially focus on the closest thing to it that it recognizes.
What is important is this…
We have the choice, where the camera does not, to focus our ‘lens’ on that which we desire to see. More often than not the focus is on the tiny specs of dirt that accumulate on the windshield of our lives.
Beauty is all around us. Blessings are in our midst.
But we shift our focus, by choice, to all the small, insignificant (and negative) things in our lives which prevent us from seeing the real beauty, the significance, and the opportunity that lies before us.
As a result, we attract exactly what we focus on and think about.
Do you want more beauty in your life?
Do you want more blessings?
Focus your lens.
See past the small, insignificant clutter and dirt to the expansive beauty all around you. Look for the positive and focus on your blessings.
This simple mindset shift will yield monumental outcomes in your life.
And it’s as simple as choosing.
Stay aware of your thoughts and feelings. UN-train your old ways and take a new path. Every aspect of your life… career, family, finances, impact, etc., can change for the better.