In life, it isn’t often what we see; it is our perception of what we see that gives us negative or positive ideas about things. For many, whichever way you see an obstacle or issue, your judgement of it will be right. Why wouldn’t it be? In your life, you are used to seeing things for what they are. Or do we?
Do we see things for what they are, or is it just an illusion created by our unconscious mind? We use past experiences to make sense of things happening now, but what if our interpretation of our past experiences were wrong? We should be going through life with a clear, open-minded idea of what we face on a day to day basis. But, we don’t; we use information from the past. Even if it is something new, we use old worn out ideas from our past to work out the things happening in our life in the present moment.
We need to start to look at things for what they are, not what we perceive them to be. Start this by looking at any obstacle or issue and take it apart. Ask yourself, what is happening right now? What is my part in this? What do I need to do? What don’t I need to do? And stop the process of your mind sabotaging your thoughts by realising that it uses past experiences to make sense of the world at that moment.
Stop seeing and start asking; use those gut instincts to drive you to the correct assumptions and ideas. After all, if you think you can or think you cannot, you will be right on both occasions. Begin to take back control by the simple act of observing your thoughts and not your perception of them.