Your perception is your truth. It is the filter in which you experience the world…your life…and everything and everyone in it.
And you create that perception.
None of us share the same one. We all experience things in a different way. Which can make things a bit tricky. But the big takeaway here is that no one can create your perception for you. Oh they can influence for sure, but the final product is all you. Which means the only person who can change your perception is you.
Last week, I was talking with someone who has a very different view of life from me. Her perception was one of lack and difficulty. She just didn’t experience life as positive, helpful, or supportive. After our conversation, I thought about what it must be like to experience life through her filters of lack and difficulty. It wasn’t a pretty picture.
You see, our filters are like magnets. We draw what we believe into our life experience. Life proves our beliefs true. So, in this case, if you believe in lack then everything you do will come up short. There will never be enough. And life will continue on this path until you change your beliefs. The next person can hold a belief of abundance and guess what? They will be met with everything they desire and need. These two people could be neighbors and experience life so differently. It all comes down to their perception.
Life always proves your beliefs right.
This is why it is so important to investigate your beliefs. Look around you and see what you are producing in life. Do you believe in abundance or lack? Are you lovable? Or undeserving of love? Remember….you are a magnet for more of whatever you believe. So it is worth the effort to figure this out and start drawing more of what you actually want into your life.
Living life as an Optimist is the way to go. When you do this, you enthusiastically expect good things to happen to you. And they will. If being an optimist seems like a far reach to you, it is time to reevaluate your beliefs. Write them down. Ask how you got them. Your parents? Teachers? Friends? And do they still hold true to you today? Just because something made sense to you at 16 doesn’t mean it should now.
You are the co-creator of your life. So make it as beautiful and joyful and abundant as you can. You can Emerge Positive.