“Though I might travel afar, I will meet only what I carry with me, for every man and woman is a mirror. We see only ourselves reflected in those around us. Their attitudes and actions are only a reflection of our own. The whole world and its condition has its counter parts within us all. Turn the gaze inward. Correct yourself and your world will change.” ~ Kirsten Zambucka ~
I love this idea… that no matter how far I may go, or where I may travel, I will carry within me everything that I am ever to meet, everything I am ever to see. It really is true that our lives are a reflection of who we are and the attitudes that we embrace… for we attract to ourselves exactly what we give to the world. And as we alter the face we present to the world… the image reflected back to us is altered in a similar fashion.
Someone who is compassionate, and filled with loving concern for others might see the world as a compassionate place filled with loving individuals with much potential. Whereas someone who is angry, or cynical, might see the world as an awful place filled with horrible people. Perhaps both of these individuals are correct, and their perception of the world around them is simply the image they are showing to the world being reflected back to them.
If we want our time on earth to be filled with positive experiences, then we have to embrace a positive attitude. This is where fulfillment is found; this is where we create purpose and meaning in our lives. And if you ever get to wondering why other people are treating you the way they are, you have only to look within your own heart… where you will see the image you are showing to the world.
Embrace a positive attitude.
Questions to consider:
What kind of attitude do you generally “carry with you?”
What kind of attitude does the world give back in return?
How might you change if you completely trusted life to reflect back to you exactly what you gave to the world?
For further thought:
“Change your thoughts and you change your world.” ~ Norman Vincent Peale