The World is Your Mirror

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.

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8 thoughts on “The World is Your Mirror

  1. Another thought provoking post today. I am glad you chose this particular topic because I was definitely able to put this theory into practice since today has felt like a “terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day”…lol! I especially appreciate the following two quotes: “A positive thinker does not refuse to recognize the negative – he refuses to dwell on it” and “Positive thinking is a form of thought which habitually looks for the best results from the worst conditions.” The term “habitually” really stands out and is key. When you think about it, the concept of positive thinking is really quite simple. It is changing our mindset that it is the most daunting.

  2. I agree this post couldn’t have been posted at a more appropriate time. For me it serves as a reminder of personal progress. I’ve always been a believer in the transfer of energy; the energy you radiate is what returns. I’ve seen it in practice and I firmly believe in it’s power. My challenge is similar to nti’s: remembering to produce positive energy even when it seems all else is crumbling before you. What seems to help me is simple. I laugh at myself to recognize my humanness (yes! I’m still alive!!) and then I humble myself by acknowledging the survival of others who perhaps experiencing far greater feats.

  3. @ taj & nti, it makes me happy that you ladies are trying to see “the other” side.

    Thinking this way has helped me through and around many situations. It has enabled me to be in a position that I am able to see through problems and look directly into solutions. It has helped me think instead of react, listen instead oh hear, observe instead of look, and lead instead of follow.

  4. Wow Taj. I really appreciate your comment about acknowledging the survival of others. You really hit the nail on the head.

    Sometimes, when we focus so much of the negative or the perceived problem, we become consumed by it and tend to overinflate the situation. Sometimes, we need to ask ourselves, “is the sh** really that deep?” Okay, well, maybe you don’t have to be so crass about it, but seriously…

  5. @ niti, thank you and isn’t it so true!? We are not in this world alone. And Being crass is sometimes equivalent to being honest…hence Dimitri”s FUKITAL pill when taken appropriately!

    @Dimitri, what you have learned from your experiences is invaluable. Those are skills not not taught explicitly today, but worth more than gpld!

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