The law of concentration states that whatever you dwell upon grows. The more you think about something, the more it becomes part of your reality.- Brian Tracy
Perception is reality. This sounds like a cliché, but it is accurate. What we select to focus our thoughts on daily, determines how we live our lives. When you decide that you hate your job, your job will become bitter and resentful but if you resolve to look at your job as a blessing to provide food and shelter for yourself and your loved ones, work becomes effortless? If you wake up in the morning and decide you’re tired, you will continue to feel lethargic all day, but if you wake up with excitement then your day will be fun and full of endless possibilities. Ideas are like seeds. Whatever you sow, you will reap. If you sow negative thoughts everyday and speak pessimistically, you will experience negative outcomes on a consistent basis.
When disturbed by negative thoughts, opposite [positive] ones should be thought of. This is pratipakṣa bhāvana. Excerpt From: Sri Swami Satchidananda. The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
One of the skills I have learned is how to be conscious of my negative thoughts, and to try and replace them with positive thoughts. As a Yoga Teacher and Life Coach, I spend a lot of time driving around the State. I can easily look at my drive time as a drain on my resources, and a waste of time or I can look at this time as precious and utilize my time in the car to listen to personal development podcast and business development books. My reality is my choice. I try and look at my circumstances as an opportunity for growth.
Whatever you believe to be true, whatever you focus your attention and energy on becomes your reality Once you know your value, once you truly care about yourself on a intimate level, you will want to take care of yourself and give yourself the best. Through self-love and self-worth you will find the courage to take action to live a better life. Start by being aware of how you treat yourself, and be conscious of your thoughts. Perception becomes reality.