A recent article with this jaw-breaking title was published on line in the Journal of Nature Neuroscience. Based on MRI studies done by scientists at the University of California at Berkeley, research showed that response patterns in your brain change when you change the focus of where you direct your attention.
Subjects looked at the same video: sometimes they were primed to look for cars, other times for people. Those primed to look for cars saw more cars than people, those for people saw more people then cars. In effect, their brains became more sensitive to what they focused on and to related categories.
What is the point?
If science tells you that you become more aware of whatever it is you focus your attention on then why not focus on the good in life?
“Thoughts held in mind produce after their kind.” — Unity principle
“What you focus on expands, and when you focus on the goodness in your life, you create more of it. Opportunities, relationships, even money flowed my way when I learned to be grateful no matter what happened in my life.” — Oprah Winfrey; 1954–
“As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.” – James Allen; 1864–1912