The Zeno effect proves to us that on a molecular level, what you focus on is what you create. Where is your focus? What is the ambient, background soundtrack of your brain?
When you are not paying attention to it, what is your brain thinking? The brain is always thinking, always working- that’s its job. But a lot of time our brains are taking us where we don’t necessarily want or choose to go. We live in some default setting that we really haven’t even taken the time to define for ourselves; it truly is by default. For a lot of people their default setting is grumpy, cranky, critical, uneasy, worried, anxious, “on guard”. Yours doesn’t have to be.
We would need fewer medications in this world if we chose to manage more of our thinking and feeling and decided to feel good and to feel happy, and decided to look for what was positive. For example, rather than simply react in fear to the current “new crisis” –this one happens to be financial-what if we began to tell a story like we wanted it to be? Like this:
We have gone through financial crises before of a similar nature. I always have what I need and most of the time I have what I want or I’m moving in that direction. Always in my life, where one door has closed, another door has opened. I wonder what new financial doors will open, I wonder what will be the good that will come of all this shifting in the culture of financial practices all over the world? One door closes, another door opens, ALWAYS, if you expect that it will. It’s the Zeno effect.
Then try this: For each day of my life: For today I will not worry.