Attitude – Our attitude determines the filters through which we see the world. It changes our perceptions and thereby changes our world and what is around us. What we look for is what we find, see, feel, and experience. If we look for negatives, faults, or things that will make us angry – that is what we will find, since those are the filters we look through, the attitude and inner Being that we bring to our view of the world. If we look for the good in people, for beauty, kindness, compassion, and love – then that is what we will find. Our attitude has a huge effect on what we look for and what we see.
Our attitude also determines what we attract. If our attitude is one of famine, scarcity, or lack – always wanting more or thinking that what we have is not enough, then that is the state in which we live and that is what we attract, a place of always wanting more. If our attitude is one of gratitude, if we are grateful for all the good in our lives, for the bounty and treasures and amazing things that we have, for all the blessings and joys and happiness and for all that is already in our lives, then that is the state in which we live – one of abundance, and that is what we attract, abundance, riches and magnificence. That is also why affirmations, phrased in a positive way, can be effective. Our attitude determines a lot of that and how we experience whatever we have in life.
How do you see your world? Do you see the rain as another dreary day? Or do you see it as fresh, exciting, cleansing, fun, and alive? Notice how you see everything around you – puddles, grass, clouds, pebbles, sand, water, leaves, rocks, birds, sticks, acorns… Do you see them? Are they in your way? Do you walk by quickly and not even notice them? Or do you see their incredible magnificence?
Our world then reflects back to us our inner Being and our attitude. What does your world look like? What is reflected back to you? What does that show you about how you view the world? So much of that is not “out there” but inside us, in how we see the world.
That’s not saying that nothing bad will ever happen, but our attitude determines how we see it, how we perceive it, how we process it, and how we handle it. Difficulties can be viewed as obstacles or as learning experiences, as problems or as stepping stones, as endings or as transitions.
Our attitude changes how we see ourselves as well. When you look at your best friend or significant other or someone you admire – do you look for and see all their faults and things you want to change? Or do you see the awesome person they truly are and all the things you love and admire about them? Do you see the amazing, beautiful, radiant Being inside them? How about when you look at yourself in the mirror – what part of yourself do you look at and see? Try looking at yourself as another person, the way you look at your best friend or significant other or someone you admire. Our attitude changes how we look, where we look, and what we see. And that changes everything.
Change your attitude, and you can change the entire world.
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