Focus

: a subject that is being discussed or studied
: a main purpose or interest
: a point at which rays of light, heat, or sound meet or from which they move apart or appear to move apart; especially : the point at which an image is formed by a mirror, a lens, etc.

Source: www.merriam-webster.com

Etymology

Focus (n.): 1640s, “point of convergence,” from Latin focus hearth, fireplace” (also figuratively, “home, family”), which is of unknown origin. Used in post-classical times for “fire” itself; taken by Kepler (1604) in a mathematical sense for “point of convergence” perhaps in analogy of the burning point of a lens (the purely optical sense of the word may have existed before Kepler, but it is not recorded). Introduced in English 1650s by Hobbes. Sense transfer to “center of activity or energy” is first recorded in 1796.

Source: www.etymonline.com

Wisdom

“You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.”

Mark Twain (1835-1910, born Samuel Lanhorne Clemens, better known by his pen name, American author and humorist, who wrote The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and its sequel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn)

Bio Source:

www.cmgww.com/historic/twain/about/bio.htm

“Simplicity is ultimately a matter of focus.”

Ann Voskamp (b. 1973, author of the New York Times Bestseller, One Thousand Gifts: a Dare to Live Fully Right Where You are)

Bio Source:

www.aholyexperience.com/ann-voskamp/

Focusing is about saying No.”

Steve Jobs (1955-2011, co-founder of Apple Computers with Steve Wozniak, who pioneered a series of revolutionary technologies)

Bio Source:

www.biography.com/people/steve-jobs-9354805

“You can do anything, but you can’t do everything.”

David Allen (b. 1945, productivity consultant, best known as the creator of the time management method known as “Getting Things Done”)

Bio Source:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Allen_(author)

“Be on guard. The road widens, and many of the detours are seductive.”

David Foster Wallace (1962-2008, influential American novelist, short story writer, and essayist, as well as professor of English and creative writing; best known for his mammoth 1996 novel, “Infinite Jest”)

Bio Source:

www.nytimes.com/2008/09/15/books/15wallace.html?_r=0

“Instead of focusing on how much you can accomplish, focus on how much you can absolutely love what you’re doing.”

Leo Babauta (simplicity blogger and best-selling author, who created Zen Habits, a top 25 blog with a million readers)

Bio Source:

leobabauta.com/bio

Focus on faith and grow your roots strong and deep so no one can make you believe in something that is not good for your soul.”

Molly Friedenfeld (businesswoman, spiritual teacher, writer, and internet radio show host)

Bio Source:

www.mollyfriedenfeld.com

“Bring the mind into sharp focus and make it alert so that it can immediately intuit truth, which is everywhere. The mind must be emancipated from old habits, prejudices, restrictive thought processes and even ordinary thought itself.”

Bruce Lee (Hong Kong American martial artist, actor, instructor, philosopher, filmmaker, and the founder of Jeet Kune Do, which means the “Way of the Intercepting Fist”)

Bio Source:

www.brucelee.com/about

Meditation

“You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.”

— Mark Twain

It was so interesting that the word, Focus, is connected Fire.

Around a campfire as we can trance out it’s so effortless to focus and imagine.

When we naturally align and connect into a beloved energy source we not only focus, but we also access our imaginations and the rich imaginal realms of our consciousness.

True imagination is not about fantasy or make-believe, but about accessing our creative potentials to manifest our desired possibilities.

Basically, if we cannot imagine, visual, or dream, we cannot manifest something into existence.

Imagination is a divine spiritual dance of letting go and then allowing, if wanted, our formidable and creative ideas to emerge; and then magnifying those ideas into existence.

Focusing our imagination is intimately connected to our creative abilities, which is essential part of who we can be as enlightened human beings.

Warmly, Tonya

 

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