The Power of Perception and the Benefit of Wearing Rose-Tinted Glasses

Be careful what you water your dreams with. Water them with worry and fear and you will produce weeds that choke the life from your dream. Water them with optimism and solutions and you will cultivate success. Always be on the lookout for ways to turn a problem into an opportunity for success. Always be on the lookout for ways to nurture your dream.

- Lao-Tzu

The search for fulfillment and happiness is the personal journey of every Human being. Feeling loved, appreciated and accepted are vital ingredients for living a full and abundant life. It is important that you value your time on Earth and that you come to realize that the perspective you have makes your life unique. I believe that perception is so powerful and if you look beyond the surface, it will reveal your life purpose and your path to fulfillment, inner- peace and joy.

How you perceive life can lead to the creation of a wonderful life or a life that is filled with struggle and discomfort. The old saying of seeing the glass either ½ full or ½ empty is true when we study the lives of people and their attitudes. Most successful people have cultivated an attitude of victory and triumph. Everyone makes mistakes but what is important is how you react to your failures and disappointments. This ultimately will either help you see the best that life offers or the very worst. The choice is up to you. Taking 100% responsibility for the life you create and understanding how important your individual thoughts, beliefs and desires are, will take you a long way on your path to happiness.

You need to be in alignment with your passion and your desires. This positive energy will invigorate you and pull you towards your goal. Every heart-felt desire is a whisper from the Universe revealing the easiest path for you to follow so that you can live fully and enjoy success, happiness and prosperity. Know that what you desire, you deserve! You are as unique as the food you choose to eat or the clothes you prefer to wear. There is nobody quiet like you and this makes you an exceptional person with a special gift and talent to share with the world, this is your unique life purpose.

You Don’t Want Someone Else’s Perspective

You have the power to choose your thoughts. You can put on the rose-tinted glasses or the grey-tinted glasses. You can do it someone else’s way or you can follow your own path and dance to the beat of your own drum. When you try and please others by living life according to their beliefs, you will ultimately fall short as you may not be in alignment with how they perceive the world. Therefore life will not work for you and it will be an uphill climb. Love will support you in following your bliss. Listen to the stirrings in your heart and respect yourself enough to follow them through. Know that beliefs change from one generation to another. The new generation will perceive things in a different way and at times advice from the older generation can be a bit outdated. It is important to honor and respect each person’s unique perspective as this can be the key to unlocking their full potential.

You Have to Believe in Something Different to get Different Results

You have to change your beliefs if you want to change your life! Otherwise you’ll remain stuck and never earn more money, or achieve lasting love or improve your health. It takes honesty and courage to change your beliefs but it really is worth it because if you don’t take the first step now, time will pass and you will still be in the same place 3 years from now. Use your time wisely and make your spiritual journey a priority in your life. Making this shift can be the most powerful thing you can do! When your beliefs aren’t in tune with who you are, you will lead a less than satisfactory life and challenging events may come up so that you can question your way of thinking. If you continually ignore the nudges from the Universe a crises will arise, don’t hit rock bottom! Listen to the whispers, embrace them and follow your intuition.

How to Change your Beliefs and Choose Rose-Tinted Glasses

You know the answers to all your questions, now start questioning your thinking. Are you addicted to thoughts of struggle? Know that your mind will search for ways to support this and these beliefs will become your reality. When you stop and question what you do and how you react to life, you will notice that the restricting beliefs fall away. Take time to question your beliefs and become aware of how you may be limiting yourself. Once you bring it into conscious awareness healing can take place, as the mind cannot do things to hurt itself consciously.

Decide to do things in a different way. Break the thoughts that you think unconsciously and repetitively everyday. Get up 10 minutes earlier, go for a jog instead of going to the gym, take a different route to work, eat lunch at a different time, change your schedule around or do whatever you can to take yourself out of your habitual daily routine. As you go about your day differently, you will have different thoughts. These small daily changes will help you to cultivate mental flexibility

Write it down! Ask yourself if it’s true. If it’s not true 100% of the time you can choose to make it something else! It is optional how you perceive it! If you have a thought pattern that tells you that you will loose your friends if you become a success, then question if this belief is absolutely 100% true. Know that you can change a negative thought to one that will empower you. Maybe you can inspire your friends with your success and you can encourage them to follow their unique dream. Think good thoughts and these will manifest in your life. Choose your thoughts and beliefs wisely. Constantly ask yourself if it’s working for you. If not you can update your perspective! Know that you have the right to change your mind. What you wanted at 15 will be different from what you want at 45.

Today you can put on the rose-tinted glasses and choose to see the glass as ½ full or even overflowing! Your perception will color your life. My wish for you is that you will open up to a rainbow of possibilities and wonder. You are more powerful than you know. Live creatively, life is not as complicated as you may believe.

To see things in the seed, that is genius.

- Lao-Tzu

We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.

- Buddha