Believing is seeing

Jesus said, “Did I not tell you that if you believe, you will see the glory of God?” John 11:40 (NIV)

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Focus on what is good

By Jean Ricot Dormeus

We shape our future from the time we wake up to the time we fall asleep. At any moment we are conscious, our environment and our past overwhelm us with sounds, images, scenes and sensations. Under these circumstances, how can we focus our minds on what matters? How will this song, that chilling video or a scene of abuse impact on our lives? Or should we mind at all?

Actually, our favorite distractions absorb our attention and create habits. Even a short exposure to something offensive may derail our mood, begetting stress or a culture of negativity. And we catch ourselves drawing away from important tasks. We complain about evil occurrences and we feel pain and tensions in our bodies that stifle our focus.

All the more reason to focus our attention on what is good and nurtures optimism. We enjoy better dispositions toward the people around us and the task at hand. We feel good, our health benefits and we love more our homes, workplaces and nations.

Let’s fix a situation when we can do so. Otherwise, let’s promote the values and principles that would have prevented that misfortune.

Good books, inspiring music, elevating images or uplifting scenes do a great deal for our productivity and success.

Let’s not only strive to practice what is good, let us also see, talk about and listen to what is good. We will thus take a major step to developing ourselves and make an invaluable contribution to the improvement of our communities and nations.

Jean Ricot Dormeus

Taken from my book Land of Dormant Dreams:

Jeanty usually sought the sun beyond the clouds. He showed balance and did his best to shine some light. In response to Arsene’s setback, he expressed sympathy and hope. He said: “Angelus will get out of it, and Zenitha will be better off. This is the reason for our project and efforts.”

Taken from Land of Dormant Dreams, page 5.

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