You Can Take Charge of Your Thinking!
''What you think about an event is more important than the event itself. Better still , while you cannot control the events in your life , you can take charge of your thinking.''
Positive thinking and acting is never about ''you'' only.It profoundly affects the people you directly influence , and changes the world around you.Human beings are the only species on Earth whose inner lives are so powerful that what we think about a situation , how we describe it to ourselves , what meaning we attribute to it or draw from it , matters more than the event itself. And who is doing the thinking , describing and attributing of meaning ? You are.
When you look for the best in other people , you create positive change.
When you uphold peace an any small way , you create positive change.
When you stand up for social justice , you create positive change.
When you see your desire for happiness reflected in other people's lives and act more compassionately , you create positive change.
When you you look at the world from other people's perspectives , you create positive change.
When you take care of the physical environment , you create positive change.
When you give up a little tension and gain a little humor , you create positive change.
When you refuse to be hurried , you create positive change.
When you give thanks for the blessings of existence , you create positive change.
True self-awareness, plus the ability to choose our perceptions of life, the universe and everything, is the basis of free will. Every situation and scene in front of us has so many possibilities in terms of how we perceive and interpret. If someone is 10% selfish and 90% generous what should we focus on, what should we perceive first within them? Most of us are now well trained to perceive and focus on the negative, the selfishness in others, and to follow it quickly with accusation and judgement. We forget that what we perceive is what we empower within another and, more importantly what we perceive is what we empower within ourselves in that moment. And what we choose to see is usually what we get. So how important is it that we choose to perceive only the best, the highest, the greatest in another, even if it's only a half a percent?
Don't forget - your perception is your reality. Your perception is what you project. And what you project is what comes back!