noun, plural focuses, foci [foh-sahy, -kahy] (Show IPA)
a central point, as of attraction, attention, or activity:
The need to prevent a nuclear war became the focus of all diplomatic efforts.
verb (used with object), focused, focusing or (especially British) focussed, focussing.
to bring to a focus or into focus; cause to converge on a perceived point:
to focus the lens of a camera.
to concentrate: to focus one's thoughts;
to be or become focused:
My eyes have trouble focusing on distant objects.
to direct one's attention or efforts:
Students must focus in class.
We all have focal points and great athletes most certainly have them. That is why they are at top of their game. It is mind-boggling to me when I think about it, we humans can know so much and do so much on a conscious level, yet can live through and still not see nor be conscious of so much all at the same time. And this includes the lack of consciousness on our own thoughts and actions, behavior towards ourselves and others, especially behavior towards those who should matter most. You know what, I had a dream this morning. I was extremely curious to know something. I asked my granny a very important question. I said, "Ma, Not one day in your life did you ever yell at me while growing up, not one day did you have to. You were so perfect, we were so perfect together." She went on to explaining. Only when my sister and I were toddlers would she have to gently tap our hands to keep bugs and grass out of our mouths as babies, but after that she never had to. She said she would always pray to God (each time) when dealing with children so that she would not offend them and that by offending them, she was wise enough to know that each offence would be a curse that any adult offending a child would place on themselves. I hugged her so deeply. We hugged several times and then I woke up. I woke up and realized that my granny has been resting in heaven for years. (It was so real as if she was really there resting in my bed and speaking with me.) But I don't believe that the dead can talk to us once gone because it is my belief that we are now in different worlds and dead folks stay where they are. Sometimes The the great creator will work it out to get His message across.
My grandmother gave me so much happiness, a life of rich history and total belief in myself. She had integrity for me and believed in my integrity as a person and her child, all because she made a conscious decision to give me happiness - to allow her light to breath life into mine. And while doing so, she was aware of her actions and mindful of her actions. Once living, though she had discussed with my sister and not with me, if my memory serves me right, she said that the people who she lived with treated her so badly, that she didn't want to be that way with her own children. Her focus was to give me a better life and even though two generations away, Happiness is what she gave me. This rock she placed in me, This Ancient Stone was set so deep; though storms may come and go, a true ROCK can never be removed. She's left this earth now and walked into her garden of eternity, but she left a garden of truth behind for many people. She placed joy in my heart, my internal and external smile, our eternal friendship, the lasting bond of love, hope, respect, inner unbroken confidence in my person, and complete understanding in each other. You see, these here are eternal seeds passed down from a granny to me. Seeds of a fruit called happiness from her carried in me. Regardless of life's ups and down, her permanent smile gave me permanent joy that is forever embedded in my heart and stamped on my soul. Noticed I said, stamped on my soul. You don't know? It is only envelopes that carry notes and letters! If I choose to remain FOCUSED like her, Knowing that God gave her a position and that she would serve it well, then with these gifts I too will have the opportunity to pass them unto others and my very own kids in the process of my life and way after I walk through the doors of eternity.
Granny had a focus in bringing happiness to her children and all of her grand kids. Who are the people in your life that you are responsible for or closest to? And are you doing your best to make sure that your moments with them is always a day brighter today than it could have been before?
This is a repost and here are my after thoughts:
And at this point, I just think that the dead are sleeping, not up there, not even down, just in the rave to Shilo comes.
Welcome to We Make the Static! And here's a bit about your blogger. Mardea is a self entitled Modern griot or at least one in the making. She is also a social thinker and her belief system is Messianic/Christian. She lives by a conservative moral code and knows that the greatest gift given by God to us is Love. Love came through His son, the Christ. Therefore, these inspirationals are meant to not only uplift the the I , meaning not just you, but to do a wholesome work in uplifting the "we". That is creating harmony with you and others. but most important, to bring Harmony between you and the Creator through His Christ because He gave his son to you not only as a gift, but as the Keys to salvation. So --enjoy and if you find the readings inspiring, feel free to share. Also feel free to leave comments as feedback is always encouraging!