Focused With My Pointer

I walk my German Shorthaired Pointer daily and I am awestruck by her ability to completely focus on what she sees.

There is one house that consistently has bunnies, which are her favorites.  She stops, lifts her front paw and straightens her tail.  No matter what else is happening around her she stays in full point, just staring.  Then she will move forward slowly, without disturbing the bunny.  She takes one little step at a time while stopping in between.

There are times I want her to walk more quickly toward the rabbit, but she is unmovable.  She teaches me about complete focus. 

The ability to be absorbed in the moment is a life-long  practice.  For the pointer, it is a natural instinct, but for humans I think we need to constantly remind ourselves to notice what is around us.  

Now, when we pass the house with the bunnies, I too focus and look and see if they are out.  I really pay attention and am aware of details that I never saw before.

 I guess you can teach an old human new tricks!

Let me know in the comments if you are able to notice what is around you.

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Words We Use: Are They Accurate?

I have been around someone who uses the word terrible to describe everything that she perceives inconvenient in her life and the lives of others.

The meaning of terrible “ Causing great fear or alarm; dreadful” does not match the reality of having to go through a pile of newspapers, yet that is the word she uses to describe her situation.  

Words carry tremendous power.  The documentary “What the Bleep Do We Know?” creatively addressed this topic.  Dr. Masaru Emoto studied the power of words on water.  By using both written and spoken words, the water actually “changed expression” depending on the thought and feeling. 

If words change the expression of water, the impact on the well-being of humans is immeasurable.

Our thoughts and words create our reality. 

Become aware of the language your use throughout the day.  You have the power to make the shift in your state of mind and emotions by the simple use of words.

Do your words accurately describe what is happening?  Let me know in the comments below.

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