“The world is a looking-glass, and gives back to every man the reflection of his own face. Frown at it, and it will in turn look sourly upon you; laugh at it and with it, and it is a jolly kind companion; and so let all young persons take their choice.” – William Makepeace Thackeray …
For the majority of us, having the power to create our own lives and determine our own happiness and success is cherished dearly. For some, this could seem a little overwhelming, perhaps because it implies our responsibility for the way things are going in our lives. Regardless of how we feel, though, it all comes down to our “choice.”
The world is a mirror… and as the saying goes, “you get what you give.” If I contribute negatively to life through my own thoughts and actions, then things are most likely to end up going wrong. But if I contribute positively to life, good things will flow my way. And the more I put this principle into practice, the more I am convinced of the truth within it.
Prosperity, peace, happiness, joy, contentment–the world is yours if you but choose to let it be. But it is something that takes time, and we must not expect immediate results. If we can consistently add to the positive in the world, our lives will in time begin to change to reflect the goodness and happiness we project–they will turn into a reflection of an attitude that focuses on beauty, empowerment, and love.
Imagine seeing yourself from the outside throughout the day.
Questions to consider:
In what ways is life a mirror to you?
What kind of power is exists in your own thoughts? Does this power have a tendency to create the life you live?
Does it make sense to think that “life” really can discriminate and put some of us down and give some of us great gifts, or is it truly objective?
For further thought:
“Life is a magic vase filled to the brim, so made that you cannot dip from it nor draw from it; but it overflows into the hand that drops treasures into it. Drop in malice and it overflows hate; drop in charity and it overflows love.” – John Ruskin