Do you believe that you can create your own reality? That your focus in this world determines your experience of that world? That there is more to everything out there than what most people see on the surface? In the Vibe Shifters Tribe last week, I posted an excerpt from “Auguries of Innocence”, a poem by William Blake:
To me, this part of the poem is all about perception and the idea that we see depends on what we are looking for. In the discussion group, I said that two people looking at the same thing can see something completely different, and I asked the tribe members how we can shift our perception when we don’t like what we see.
One of our tribe members posted an interesting comment and she said:
Life really is delicious.. but maybe we really have to realize, know and embrace this and truly stop looking at others and what they say and not focus on all the calamity but the good stuff that… happens every day, but we instead respond with “yeah but”. Perhaps we should stop using that phrase and no matter what is seen, ignore it and go beyond it to what we want to see.
And I thought this was rather brilliant. I agree with her completely – I think we should all drop the “yeah but” from our vocabularies. “Yeah but” is looking for reasons to stay in the darkness rather than looking for reasons to expand the light. It’s looking for all the reasons why something can’t be, rather than focusing on all the reasons why it can be.
Your expectations create your own reality
It’s an indicator of where your focus in life happens to be. Your focus determines your expectations. And your expectations determine your reality. What we focus on is what expands. So do you focus on what you want to see and build and experience in life, or do you focus on all the reasons why you think you can’t do any of those things? Have you programmed yourself to look for the possibilities and opportunities that are all around you? Or are you running on auto-pilot and always thinking about your “yeah, but”s?
So many people have wonderful dreams and goals that they want for themselves. They allow themselves to get all fired up and excited about those dreams for a little bit… and then, for some reason, before they even get started on them, they just let them fizzle out with a defeated “yeah, but…”, and that tends to be the end of it.
“I’d like to go back to school, but…”, “I’d like to write a book, but…”, “I’d like to lose weight, but…”, “I’d like to exercise more, but…” and then they never even get started, or they completely give up at the first sign of an obstacle.
If they had only kept going and actually started taking action – if they had only focused on the worlds of possibility before them – they could have done it. But they let the voices of doubt and negativity take over, instead.
Your reality is what you choose to create. Just because someone else says it’s not possible, or wasn’t able to do it themselves, does not mean that you will also fail. Look beyond the surface and start seeing things differently. See the world that exists within a single grain of sand, and you will start to understand why you absolutely can create your own reality. Believe that you can do all the things that you want to do. Reject the possible reality of the “yeah, but” (it’s only one possibility) and choose to substitute your own.
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