The Art of Focusing
To focus on a primal goal,
Devoting energies to do
One thing to a completed whole,
I work the present task ’til through.
This is my present vital need,
The thought-form I must daily choose;
For scattered thoughts on many deeds
Would have me miss the mark and lose.
The world has many tempting snares,
So many dreams to make me stray;
These are but mortal mind’s trite wares,
Which lure me into fruitless ways.
The art of focusing with Mind,
Of knowing just what must be done;
Then keeping every thought in line,
Reveals God’s Plan for me as One.
Time, space and energy refined,
To utilize as God directs;
Keeps perfect man at One with Mind,
Which I may lovingly reflect.
Oh, keep me from each wayward path,
And make me humbly follow through;
I must avoid that which is wrath,
Since there is work for me to do.
I listen for the still small voice,
Of Spirit, God, in consciousness;
Then at the finish line rejoice,
For tasks completed now may bless.
So, may I live in nowness, Lord,
And do the thing most needed here;
I willingly live by the Word,
And focus on what I revere.
©Rev. Paul Lachlan Peck
“Footsteps Along the Path”
iUniverse 1987, 2006