However it is, wonderful, or “could be better”, you are responsible for how it is, and you can change it if you wish – even, sometimes, a serious illness. It is what miracles are all about.
There is a tendency in our world to blame others for our circumstances, or for what we see around us. Some people believe that it is government policy that makes them poor; or that their relationship is failing because of the conduct of their partner; or their work is difficult because their employer is too demanding; or that the world is unstable because of the growth of religious fanaticism. While there may be threads of truth in all these scenarios, their negative manifestation could be transformed through a personal or collective change of approach.
Your thoughts, beliefs and attitude are far more powerful than you may know, and one of your problems in creating a happy reality is that you may be unaware of how far you have been programmed, from an early age, to be limited in how you perceive yourself and your environment. If your parents, for example, talked repeatedly about how they would always be poor, or that life was not fair, or that you were stupid, or fat, or a failure, then it is very likely that you will grow up with a subconscious belief that you cannot be successful – and it can be hard both to know you hold this belief, and then to switch it to something positive and liberating that creates a reality that resembles Heaven on Earth.
It can be done, however, and the first step is to be aware of those false beliefs that hold you back, and the second is to replace them with a realistic and uplifting sense of certainty about who you are and all you can achieve.
This applies to external events too. The Mediterranean boat migrants are risking their lives to reach Europe because they believe there is no future for them in their home lands and that life elsewhere will be better. Simultaneously, many of us who watch from the West believe too that these countries in conflict are almost beyond help, and look to lay blame where they can.
Imagine how it would be if the citizens and observers saw the situation as one of hope and not disaster, one where with resolution and a common focus the people of the Middle East and West Africa and elsewhere determined to restore this part of the world to one of peace and prosperity, not war and ruin forever?
I read recently a story of how a tribe determined to transform the desert area that was their home to be a place of water and fertile abundance as once it had been. Using farming methods that were thousands of years old they achieved their aim, to the wonder and disbelief of all who had mocked their intentions, but who now try to emulate them.
They believed it could be done, and they created the reality they wanted. You can do the same with your life – and so can everyone.
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