The concept of our own perception has really come to light to me over the last week. In the same day, my mum brought up the subject on the phone and I watched a video training that brought it up too. When 2 sources in the same day bring up the same topic you really start to pay attention! lol
What really came to light in each moment was that, everything that is going on around us is only perception, but we have the innate gift to choose what that perception is. You may be thinking that I am about to go off on some odd spiritual path, but let’s look at this in all its truth.
I am a firm advocate that we are the product of our experiences. I am very fortunate to have had some of the most full on, amazing experiences both good and bad. Experience is what educates our minds, makes the cogs tick over persay. But, we generally only use our cognitive thought, on a subject, in a default setting. We are quite simply reacting to any given situation (again these can be positive or negative).
What was coming to light on that paricular day and, what both mum and this video pointed out, is that we can change our perspective, voluntarily, on anything we choose. Mum is a big advocate of ‘What will be, will be’ on anything that may become a negative in future, which is, if you ask me, a great way to box off and put away anything that you are worrying about. It may seem simple but if you can’t control it, why worry about it? Wise words.
So, if we have the power to change our reactions to anything, could we not steer negatives into positives? I hear you all cry out that I’m now going to tell you to live your lives totally disengaged with reality, which I’m not.. But! What I am going to suggest is to ‘accept’ any negatives that have happened in the past , as they have happened and can’t be changed and take the experience to fine tune your actions for today.
From my experience, everyone has had bad stuff happen to them, so nobody is unique on that front but how come some can get on with their lives and others crumble?
I have a quote from a film called ‘Redbelt’ that stuck in my head as soon as I heard it, it’s a great film just due to the fact that the main character is so calming, yet he is a martial arts instructor (Chiwetel Ejiofor) and passes out such wise words as these -
“Everything has a force. Embrace or deflect it, why oppose it?”
Take a few minutes to examine what that means.
All of us spend far too much time opposing things and often run out of energy because of it.
As ever... Leave your thoughts below :)
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