I couldn't get my camera to focus by pressing the shutter button down half-way. It has always worked in the past. I didn't understand what had happened.
I started with checking the modes – was I in a different mode than normal? Nope.
Then I went to the settings. I set the focus setting correctly. That didn't work.
Then I went into other more complicated settings. Still no good.
No matter what, I was in manual focus mode.
I spent 20 minutes on this problem. I couldn't figure out what the issue was. But no matter what I did, I couldn't get a clear picture in the viewport, or on the back display.
Then, after way longer than I like to admit, I noticed the little toggle on the lens itself. M — A. It's the switch between manual and automatic focus.
I toggled it from M to A, and then all the camera settings worked again.
Here's my question to you.
What's the toggle switch that helps you see things with clarity again?
Because we all get triggered by things that make us not able to see things correctly.
Maybe it's a sense that we're not respected (or have been disrespected). Maybe it's not being included (or being dismissed). Maybe it's someone saying something we just said 2 minutes ago, but it sounded better when it wasn't us (not being heard).
But that's when our focus shifts. It's now hard to see things the way they are.
Our anger, fear, or insecurity shapes our vision and things are blurry (at best).
What do you do then? How do you flip the switch to get clear again?
Is it a walk? Or a hot shower? Or a little post-it note that reminds you of reality? A song? A friend who listens but also challenges you?
Whatever it is, it's critical that you figure it out. Because if you don't, it will be far worse than a few blurry photos.
When we don't see straight, when we're hurt, we can cause some pretty serious damage. And you don't want that.
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