by: Susan Russo
“The outer conditions of a person’s life will always be found to reflect their inner beliefs.”
Most people don’t realize that what they experience or how they experience life is a direct reflection of what they believe. If you believe that things never work out for you or you are always saying things like, “That’s my luck,” take a guess how things will typically turn out.
If you already know that things are going to turn out bad or that you will get the short end of the stick or your partner will cheat on you or that no matter what the situation you are expecting something to go wrong, well then that core belief, that very kind of thinking is what keeps you in a perpetual negative place expecting the worst and that is no way to live.
Oh sure, there are times that you do expect the best and things still don’t work out. Let’s say that promotion goes to someone else or you miss your connection and now you’re getting in 2 hours later.
What you may not realize is that many times these so called adversities are really blessings in disguise. You may have missed a flight but now you have the chance to catch up on some reading or you may be sitting next to someone in the waiting area who has a connection to help you in business or just so happens to say something you’ve needed to hear.
The long and short of it is you can choose to moan, cry, and be miserable as you walk down Woe-Is-Me Lane or you can accept that sometimes things don’t always work out the way we want and make the best of it anyway.
Plus, let’s say you’re fearful and worried about something, take any situation, you can worry and fret over it, you can consume yourself with “what if”, etc. or you can hope for the best and leave the rest to God/Allah/Your Higher Power and let it go.
The fact is you may get the promotion or make your flight and all of that worrying was a waste of time. Or, you may worry and worry and NOT get the promotion or make the flight and all of that worrying was a waste of time. Either way you worried for nothing!
When you choose to live your life with the glass half empty and then wonder why you’re so sad all of the time, now you don’t have to wonder anymore, it’s because of how you view the world through your belief system.
The filter that you use (your beliefs) colors everything you say and do and how you think. It is the single most important factor as to how you experience living on this planet.
And, if you learn ho
w to flip the script in your mind from one of doom and gloom to that of hope, anticipating the best, and more importantly knowing that no matter what happens, everything is working out just fine, then your experiences will be less stressful and you will lose the edge that surrounds you.
Our beliefs create HOW we experience life. So if that is true and you feel as if you may be living in a less than desirable way, train yourself to change the channel in your mind to the kinds of thoughts that will build you up, keep you on the right path and make your world a better place to live in.
Whatever you believe, you’re right. So why not get on the right thinking path and leave the worry and fear and negativity in the past.
Start today to make each day one where you expect the best and no matter what happens, even if it isn’t what you wanted, it’s just a little crab grass in the lawn of life and it’s nothing you can’t handle and it’s certainly nothing that won’t pass.
You can choose to believe whatever you want and whichever path you choose to take will make a world of difference in how you view and experience your life.