“The secret cause of suffering is unreality…Reality is perception, and the suffering person gets trapped by negative perceptions of his own creation.” (I read this text over at California Fever today.)
This is a very powerful statement and it is so true! I know I have said this over and over again but I think it is worth repeating!! Reality is only what you choose to make it!!
Life happens whether you want it to or not. You can spend your time wondering “why me??” when things go wrong and you can be upset over a chain of events that occurred in your life.. or you can look for the positive in every situation and you can take pride in your struggles.
Is the glass half full or half empty??
This whole reality is perception thing is common knowledge for the majority of the population. The problem is nobody takes it seriously. Everybody knows but very few actually work on this in their day to day life.
My challenge for you is this…. Post a comment below (or an entry on your own blog) that
- describes a situation where you were recently a “seething mass of anger” (quote from: Paper Napkin). Tell us as much detail about why you were angry, what lead to the anger and what you were thinking and doing while angry
- end your comment with a more positive view point on the same situation. Tell us how the stuff that lead up to the anger could have been viewed in a more positive light.
We are our own best teachers and if we are to learn from all our experiences we must always reflect upon and analyze what actions and steps we have taken in the past in order to be able to take a different path in the future.