Your mind can completely change your experience of any situation. The difference between a person who is paranoid and some who is not draws a parallel between someone who is wearing sunglasses and someone who it not.
Have you ever been wonder struck by a simple invention like the sun glasses. It is fascinating that the world can look so different by simply putting on a pair of glasses. It can seem more red, green or some other shade depending on the colour of your lenses. In the afternoon on a bright sunny day in the summer, wearing sunglasses is a welcome relief from the blinding sunlight. Wear them at night while driving on a moonless night in the countryside and it is a recipe for disaster.
What if you wear prescription glasses? Ever wonder about that? What if you and your partner have very similar glasses and one day you accidentally put on the wrong pair. The world does not seem right – does it? Everything is blurry and out of focus. It does not work! You need your own pair of glasses. Sometimes the world seems more harsh with the wrong glasses than if you were not wearing any.
The world does not change because you put on a pair of glasses. The world is still the way it was. But the way you look at it has changed. Your experience of the world has changed and your reality has changed with it.
Transpose that example to your life now. The world is the way it is but your mind can change the way the way you see the world.
The wrong pair of glasses can distort your vision, cause accidents, death and destruction. Just like that the wrong frame of mind can distort your view of life and relationships, cause accidents and ruin lives in a very different way. It is not the truth but your perception of truth that creates the reality you live in.Your mind can change that perception. Think about someone with paranoia. What may be harmless to a normal person becomes a threat to someone who is paranoid. The mind changes the perception and therefore the view of the world! And suddenly a harmless situation becomes a threat.
Scientists proven time and time again; in pharmaceutical trials, in psychological experiments, in medical research, and various other situations that our perception can influence our behaviour. All holistic healing technologies revolve around this idea. If the mind can be tricked into believing something then the rest of you will go along with what the mind believes. The trick is in the mind.
We create the experience we want for ourselves. If you want to see the world in a more positive light then that feeling has to come from within first. Put the mind in a positive state!
If our mindset is positive, we become more positive ourselves and interact with people differently. People remember us as positive human beings. Our negative emotions on the other hand do not take long to surface either and people are quick to react to that too. Our sensory perceptions will always lie to us and make us think that people are behaving differently. Whereas people are merely reflecting our own mood. It is not people but we ourselves who need to change.
To always see the glass half full, change the mind that view life with. Become a more optimistic person and strive towards a state of happiness. The objective is to change the way you look at the world. If you are feeling angry, introduce a bit of calmness into the mood. If you are feeling anxious, introduce a bit of calmness. Breathe! If you are experiencing lack of confidence then think of all the things you have got right in your life and inspire a bit of confidence. Trick the mind!
Bottom line – we have a choice in every situation. How we colour our vision will determine the lives we create for ourselves. Which one do you want?