What you are, so is your world. Everything in the universe is resolved into your own inward experience. It matters little what is without, for it is all a reflection of your own state of consciousness. It matters everything what you are within, for everything without will be mirrored and colored accordingly.
The world is simply a mirror, reflecting back to us our own inner state. If we are inwardly in turmoil then we are certain to see a tumultuous world. A seemingly joyful world is only returning to us our own inward joy. What we see is a reflection of our state of consciousness.
Those days when everything seems to go wrong from the moment we wake up, usually begins with one bad event (car won’t start, alarm didn’t go off, etc.) that we allow to affect our state of mind. That leads to another, and then another and before you know it, the world looks like an ugly place to us. Put enough of those days together and life can become almost unbearable. Yet, nothing in the world created our misery, it was our response, our own state of consciousness that created the ugliness.
No matter what happens, look for the good and you’ll find it. A positive thinker does not refuse to recognize the negative – he refuses to dwell on it. Positive thinking is a form of thought which habitually looks for the best results from the worst conditions. It is always possible to look for something good; to expect the best for yourself even though things look bad. And the remarkable fact is that when you seek good, you will find it.
Your internal state is easier to control than what you perceive around you. It is much easier to eliminate hatred from within you than from the rest of the world. However trying to rid the entire world of hatred can seem considerably harder, and impossible. The key to banishing something from your external world, is to eliminate it from your internal world. Just stop hating. If you stop hating, your reality mirror which is your perceived external world will change to reflect that new perspective. The external hatred that you see will quickly be replaced by its opposite, love.