Change Your Perception...Change Your Life
There is no reality, only perception. I've heard it said that if
you want to change your life then you have to change the
way you perceive life. For example, if ten of us are
eyewitnesses to an automobile accident and we are ask to
recall the details, there would be ten slightly different
versions of what happened. What we "see" depends on
what filters we have operating in our lives.
Consider a time in history before Christopher Columbus
discovered America. The world was thought to be flat. It
was believed that travel was a dangerous thing. If one
ventured too far one would drop off the edge of the world.
Columbus discovered the world was not flat but round. A
paradigm shift occured. The world did not change,
perception did. Change perception and everything else
When a paradigm shift occurs our thinking is expanded and
thoughts are included that we once believed were
impossible or didn't exist. Our horizons are expanded.
Assuming the above is true I would like to venture forth a
premise: "The limitations we experience in life are of our
own making." What if the world of the "inner self" holds
the potential to nurture, to delight, to create, to be
compassionate and loving, to reveal truth, to give you all the
blessings life has to offer? What if the only thing which
holds us back is our own thinking and perceptions?
Powerful thought...huh? This paradigm shift won't allow us
to be a victim but will demand that we take charge of our
lives! Change your perceptions and you can change your
Human power lies in the capacity to choose. Unfortunately,
the cultures we grow up in, by and large, do not teach us
how to make true life affirming choices. Instead we are
taught not to "rock the boat" and to follow the status quo.
We are trained to follow the rules. As we grow up and buy
into these ways of thinking then more and more of what
constitutes the true essense of who and what we are gets
Everyday I see more and more people who are getting
erased because they are buying into the idea that other
people, people in "authority" know better about how they
should think and live. You see, when we fail to make life
affirming choices we actually give our power away to
Take back your power! Stop depending on someone else's
so-called intelligence and follow your own inner wisdom!
Trust your own ability to navigate life based on your own
We are not helpless as so many of us believe. We are
strong spiritual beings with the power to choose our own
destinies! We are people of dignity, power and courage,
but only if we choose to be.
The power to become who I am meant to be lies, not
outside of me, but inside of myself. This power can only be
exercised by me. I can choose to give it away or I can
choose to harness it to its full potential.
You have a choice. How will you choose?
Article by Steve Pilkington, Personal/Professional
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Steve Pilkington is a Personal/Professional Development Coach and publisher of the FREE ezine "Create The Life You Are Meant To Live."