We See The World Behind Our Eyes May 18, 2010Posted by nrhatch in Gratitude, Happiness, Humor, Mindfulness, People.
We create our reality by the thoughts that we think.
If we are in a dark and gloomy place in our mind, that darkness is reflected back to us. If we are full of light and hope and peace and joy, that is what is reflected back to us.
Don’t believe me?
Imagine that you are in a bad mood because you feel misunderstood and unappreciated. You are walking around the supermarket, with a frown on your face. Your life feels like one big chore after another.
Because of the scowl on your face, no one in the store smiles at you, which reinforces your view of the world as a negative place filled with negative people.
You scowl some more. Your energy level continues to drop. You feel worse.
This downward spiral (of your own creation) continues until something or someone snaps you out of it ~ causing you to switch from negative thinking to more positive thoughts.
Contrast the previous example with walking around the same store, in a good mood. You smile at the people you meet. They smile back. You feel your positive energy reflected back to you, and it makes you feel even better. The world is a wonderful place, filled with wonderful people.
We get what we give.