For the past couple of days I have been immersed with the people I converse & surround myself with on social media and have come to realize the negative impact of our culture. “We are generally bombarded with pictures of violence, manipulation, greed, and terrorism.”
Yes we are taught to be careful and prepare ourselves for the worst.
Yes we are taught to lock up our doors, hearts and minds because they are at risk of being controlled or taken away permanently.
Yes, people hurt others in cruel ways but we shouldn’t lock ourselves up and throw out the keys.
Many people still do not realize that it is all about perspective in your own eyes that can change the way you see the world. Everyone knows the world has its dangers and of course it is wise to be wary sometimes but we are being formed to view the world as a place filled with violence and DANGER in all caps. Especially during this holiday season of giving and others hoping. We can change our perspectives just by believing!
The buddha remarked on the impact of perspective when he said, “Life is a creation of the mind.”
Our world can make us view hope and happy thoughts as a foolish thing compared to reality because of “their” perspective. Simply hoping can surround you with positive energy and stop you from holding back.
Emily Dickinson said that hope inspires the good to reveal itself.
“When we look for the good, we are more likely to find it. When we welcome the good with hospitable hearts and minds, it is more likely to come.”
Hope is the most useful perspective that we human beings can take from this world of ours. To Hope is to create a place in the mind where we can patiently wait for good to come. Hope is dependent on belief which begins with believing in the goodness it self. We should believe in hope with all our might in order for goodness to come our way. To receive such good results, we also need to believe that faith is honest and capable of being good and providing.
According to Jennifer Kunst “What happens in life is only part of the story; perspective accounts for what we see and the meaning we make of it.”
******Now I hope after reading this that it may be a sign from the universe or some sort to change your perspective and come out of your box.
Look and think further.
Feel a greater power.
Believe in it.
Trust in it.
& carry it with you through every person you meet and any living thing you encounter.
******If you have always believed in hope but haven’t had any luck, just change your perspective a bit.
A little can go a long way.
Try changing the way you look at the good around you or dig a little deeper.
Author Wayne Dyer wrote, “If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”
I hope this inspires you to change the way you see the world for the better. To stop being afraid of the bad that we can be surrounded by at times, and just hope for better things to come your way. If you believe good will come your way, it most likely will. In such an unpredictable world we live in, it can be hard to find it within yourself and maybe for others it may not be so hard to most importantly remain hopeful with a positive perspective throughout life.
Thank you for reading.