Thursday, April 12, 2012

The Road to Funk

You don't have to believe in the Law of Attraction to experience it. You don't even have to subscribe to any particular tenet to experience what must surely be the "natural order" of life. Because no matter what you call it, what you experience on a daily or even momentary basis is a direct result of your choices. All of it. Regardless of your beliefs, all you need to do to realize just how much power you have is to pay attention. It will all become crystal clear, even after a very short time. Here's what I mean:

Let's say you've been in a Funk for a few days (or weeks or months. YIKES!) You can't seem to get yourself into any kind of flow. Your every thought is wrought with fear or anger or worry or some other Ickiness. You try to distract yourself with tasks or hours of television or loud music or five bottles of Jack Daniels. (double YIKES!) You get out your journal and write til your hand hurts. You take long naps. You go to the gym twice a day. You consume massive amounts of chocolate. All to no avail. No matter what you try, nothing seems to get that pesky Funk to lift. Now, according to this Law of Attraction, the reason you're not able to lose the Funk is because the Universe is matching what you're focusing on. In other words, if you're doing all this stuff to get your mind off the Funk, what you're really focusing on is the Funk. So, what you get is more Funk.

If, on the other hand, you were to wake up one morning and think, "Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! What a grand opportunity I have on this bright and beautiful morning! I am alive and well and open to all manner of possibility to grace my life." In those thoughts there is not a trace of Funk, yes? There isn't any mental note of a Funk that has been present for the last however many days. There is only eagerness for what may come on this brandy new day. If you were to walk through your entire day keeping those thoughts at the fore of your mind, simply looking for things that make you smile and ignoring everything that doesn't, you would not have a moment to think about the Funk. You would be so focused on what Grooviness might show itself that the Funk would be trampled by your focused attention on the Groovy. Because you can't have both. It's one or the other: Funk or Groovy. {You can call it whatever you want. I just happen to like the word "groovy" and think we should revive it. There. I said it. I like the word "groovy". So there.} Anyway, the point here is that you DO have control of where you take your thoughts. The wheel is yours. You can steer your pretty little Self where ever you wish to go. And if you're still in that Funk, it isn't because the Funk is your lot in life. It is because you aren't paying attention to where you're going. You're on Auto-Pilot, allowing your thoughts to take you without any input. This is not rocket science. Nor is it fluffy PollyAnna baloney. It is a proven fact: our thoughts are ours to use however we wish. Don't like the Funk? Focus on the Groovy. Simple as that.

One last thing before I get on with this glorious day: even if you think all of this is nonsense, or you think this Blogger is high on crack, or you think the time it took for you to read this post is time you'll never get back...if you are on the road to Funk the only person who can get off that road is YOU. Unless, of course, you're letting somebody else drive.

1 comment:

Merry ME said...

You are so right. But it's so darn hard feel groovy without hot pants and white plastic gogo boots!