Thursday, September 22, 2011

Lotus Focus

The Wii fit has a game called "Lotus Focus."  Today I mastered it.  It is a "zen" type of game where you sit on the wii balance board and try to focus without moving or getting distracted.  If you master it, it is completed in 180 seconds.  There is a candle on the screen and the rest of the screen is dark and if the flame starts shaking or wombling, you are not focused.  When the candle blows out, the game is over.  So the idea is to stay focused for as long as possible to keep the flame lit.

Today I learned some really cool things about focusing from this game.
  1. First of all, if you close your eyes you may able to focus better for a little while, but then you will lose focus by the sounds on the game because you cannot see what is really there.  You are in darkness with your eyes closed, and the distracting sounds will fool you and distract you.
  2. The longer you are able to stay focused, the more things the game tries to distract you with sounds and visuals to make you lose focus.
  3. The only way you can win is to be absolutely still.  Legs crossed.  Hands on legs, and eyes only on the light.
  4. If you turn your eyes away from the light for even a second, it will cause you to lose focus and ultimately, you will not be able to win.
Spiritual lessons learned from this exercise:

  1.  You cannot win or remain focused if you stay in the dark.  Your eyes must be on the light at all times.
  2. The longer you follow God, the more Satan will try to distract you away from focusing on Him.
  3. You must be still before Him.  Psalm 46:10 says, "Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth."
  4. Keep your eyes open and on the one thing that matters - God's glorious light, Jesus Christ!

 "God is light; in Him, there is no darkness at all."  1 John 1:5

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