Change Your Perception; Change Your Life

Looking through rose tinted spectaclesDid you realise that you have the power to change your life by changing the way in which you view the world?

We view the world based on an internal map of rules that we have developed over the years. This is comprised of personal experience and beliefs we have gleaned from parents, friends, teachers etc.

Some of our rules are based on what society has determined is the correct way to behave, and are necessary to ensure we can all live and prosper together. This is our reality. We use this framework on which to base our decisions.

You can have two people with contrasting views, who both feel that they are right. This is because they have contrasting perceptions of reality. They see the world through different coloured lenses and they think their perception is ‘The Truth.’ However the term truth has no singular definition on which philosophers and scholars can agree.

Events, of themselves, are not good or bad; right or wrong, they just are. It’s the way we view them that makes the difference.

Because what we focus on expands, our perceptions of reality and thus our experience of reality, attracts more experiences that validate that perception. In other words, our thoughts lead to actions, which lead to results which cause us to prove ourselves right.

A life changing and empowering way to view any negative event is to ask yourself is, “what is good about this?” You may find this a hard question to answer at first and may not come up with anything positive, however keep asking yourself the question and your mind will give you the answer. The seeds of success are often hidden in adversity.

Learn to question your perceptions and assumptions. Become aware of the way in which you are seeing the world. Your outer world is a reflection of your inner world. Changing your perception puts you on the path to deliberate creation of your life.

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2 Responses to Change Your Perception; Change Your Life

  1. It’s so good when are perceptions are over-turned reminding us of how little we know. That’s one of the things I like about travel – it’s a chance to disprove your prejudices.

    I think one of the worst things we do (especially me) is to blame ourselves for other people’s emotions. For example, if an acquaintance hurries by without greeting me I wonder what I did to bother them.

    It’s all in the ego I suppose, since the most likely scenario is that they were so immersed in their own problems that they didn’t even notice little old me:)

    • CoralM says:

      @Annabel. I agree, travel is a great way to blast you out of your old ‘comfort zone’ perceptions!
      It’s strange really that everyone perceives things differently. You can never take anything for granted.
      Thanks a lot for your comment.

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