Posts Tagged With: Perception

Freedom is in our mind

Did you just say you have no choices? No options? Are you feeling caged?

Freedom is in our mind, my friend. Think about it. What is that you are clinging to? That is making you feel trapped. Attitude? Belief? Perception?

People want to be their nicest thriving self. Life doesn’t work that way. Our old behaviours and thinking itself creates obstacles. This plays out over and over. Limiting the range of thought may seem normal,  but such beliefs perpetuate the pattern of settling for our a little lesser, and then some more. Ultimately, we are moving the other way. We desperately need to break away from the past. Move forward and achieve what we are capable of.

Teach your brain that you own it. It must not command you.

Can you not set your mind free? Spread your wings and fly.  Out of the cage. Into the open sky.

You will probably find that the door is always open, and you were never caged. The traps were illusions created by your mind. It was your choice. It is your choice. It will always be your choice. Doubt it and you could still be in the cage. Believe it and you should soar free. It’s in your mind, it’s your choice.

“We are not animals. We have the power of choice.”Stephen Covey

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Look beyond what you see and think

“Judgements prevent us from seeing the good that lies beyond appearances.” ~Wayne Dyer 
Being judgemental is having or displaying an overly critical point of view. Being aware is having knowledge or perception of a situation or fact.
Be aware, not judgemental. This means to remain mindful of all realities, including the negatives, but not to focus on them. People get caught up in the negatives because reactions manifest themselves as judgements, accusations, criticisms or labeling. Many of us have fixed opinions about people or situations, that can be perceived by others as judgemental or harsh. No sooner do we judge or criticize, we put everything into convenient boxes and mentally seal the fate of another person or of a situation. Our vision and attitude remain judgemental or critical if there is no input to encourage a positive change. There cannot be a positive output when there is a negative input. We want others to be better but, instead of helping, or having faith in them and seeing their good qualities, we concentrate on their past, their weaknesses or their mistakes.
Know that people are individuals, with their own peculiarities and characteristics. Try to develop capabilities to analyse and understand them. Learn the power of magnanimity. Accept others despite their failings. If you do need to criticise, try to weigh up the consequences before speaking to the person concerned because criticism needs to be constructive. Tread carefully when asked for your opinion. Demonstrating wisdom can bring respect. Steer clear of stereotyping people. This just leads to mediocre judgements. Keep that subtle control over your opinions creates the opportunities to observe human behaviour even more closely.
Look beyond what you see and think.
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