I’ve read or heard along the way (by Louise Hay perhaps) that “when we look into a mirror, and don’t like what is reflected back at us, we don’t smash the mirror”. So why is it, do you think, that we have a tendency to ignore, dent, crack, fracture, break or smash areas of our life, that also act as our mirror, rather than changing the source of the reflection?
The areas of life I’m referring to are extensive however, examples may include increasing irritation towards choices someone makes for their life, an unpleasant incident of road rage, ongoing ailments or illnesses, an adrenalin filled interaction with a work colleague or manager, or perhaps an intimate relationship that reaches boiling point.
Has it occurred to you that there are times (more so than others) when we experience greater degrees of hardship or emotional turmoil in our life? And, has it also occurred to you that the thoughts, words, actions and emotions we bring to these situations and experiences might be contributing to what they are.
In all that we experience in life,
there is but one common denominator -
By obtaining new information and skills to modify what we each personally bring to the mirror (or situation) we can modify our contribution to the cause. This in turn enables us to experience a more desirable reflection (condition or outcome).
When we look to modify situations at the level of external conditions alone, we place our power outside of us. Along with the things we expect must change before an improvement becomes evident, we may also expect people to change yet, we all know inherently that it is not possible to change anyone else. Sure we can influence someone’s life changing, but ultimately, if you do their push ups, guess who ends up with the well toned chest.
Dealing with external conditions can only lead to a modification of external conditions. No matter how many times you move home, change jobs, replace partners in business or relationship, unless and until the internal cause is addressed there is no way of eliminating (by replacement) undesirable conditions with desirable ones. They’ll just show up again in a different environment and with a different name and face attached to it. Addressing the situation at the cause not only facilitates permanent change but once understood and practiced, the process becomes surprising simple.
The first concept to accept is that nothing happens in your life that you are, at some level at least, not directly the cause of. It can’t be otherwise or it wouldn’t involve you. If however you believe that you are puppet on a string and that some obnoxious deity is controlling not only your experiences, but your reactions to them as well, this post may not be of any interesting to you. Assuming however, even if by a momentary assumption of the possibility, that you might just have something to do with what’s going on, the second concept to consider is what sort of inner attributes (characteristics and personality expressions) can you now modify or formulate and then express that, by the natural Law of Growth, will inevitably alter the external conditions of your life?
We must first Be in order to Have.
Until I post again...
Live the Life you Love