Energy flows where attention goes, is a principle of Huna. It means that whatever we focus on we create.
Every spring, facing the end of my current teaching contract, I feel the tug of anxiety in the pit of my stomach. I begin to doubt myself, and see only the impossibilities around me. I wonder what will happen to me if they don’t hire me back, and I look at the colleagues who will be competing against me for jobs, and grow increasingly certain that I do not stand a chance.
“It doesn’t look good for next year,” I recently expressed to a colleague.
“Hard to tell,” she responded. “Things turn around.”
I went on to explain to her why I didn’t think that would happen this year, and convinced her that I may have a point. We both parted in gloom. Misery is contagious.
I began to read negatives into conversations, and convinced myself that I was neither valued nor wanted. Then I decided to change my attitude and act as if I was appreciated and valued.
And guess what?
People started to tell me how appreciated I am, and many expressed hope that I will be able to continue in my job. I feel valued, and for the past two days, have felt a release in the tension.
Attitude is everything. Gratitude is key.