Reality is a matter of perception. They say there are two sides to every story; that’s because although the facts remain the same the way they are experienced is a matter of perspective. Two people can be in the same situation and experience it differently. Two people can be presented with the same situation and respond to it differently. Just when I was about to give up on including a video for this post, I came across exactly what I was looking for!
The problem isn’t the problem, you’re attitude, your philosophy is the problem.
The old me would’ve had a hard time receiving these words. I probably wouldn’t have made it through the video. I would’ve said that he didn’t know my struggle, he didn’t know what I was going through, perception doesn’t change the facts. The reality is, I wasn’t prepared to accept responsibility for the perception I had. I saw everything from a negative perspective and so negative aspects were abundant and amplified. The me that sits here writing this post has learned to practice gratefulness. It’s so much harder to have a negative perspective when I’m continuously practicing gratefulness. Even when something seems negative on the surface, I’m looking for what I can be thankful for. What lesson I can learn, what opportunity for growth is there, what it’s training me for. That’s a much healthier outlook for me and one that empowers me to keep moving forward with a positive perspective.
I love what Oprah shares about gratitude in this short video!
What reality are you creating for yourself? What perspective do you have about the current situations in your life? Is your perception one that creates a positive reality in your life? Do you have any thoughts, quotes or videos you’d like to share on this topic? I’d love to hear your thoughts and stories in the comments, feel free to share!