IT'S ALL FROM YOU . . . ALL OF IT!

"A wise man, recognizing that the world is but an illusion, does not act as if it is real, so he escapes the suffering."

Buddha

A Wise Man

A useful perspective is not something that falls into our lap; it is something we, ourselves, must create through our continuing diligence. Love, satisfaction, well-being, health, happiness, joy, fulfillment, prosperity, abundance, beauty, et al, all come from inside us. We are just living out the reflections of our inner dwelling through our projections into life.

Creating the proper perspective entails the recognition that we are, at this moment, living in a state of grace. It is the recognition that there are literally billions of scenarios that are much less appealing than where we find ourselves. There is no shortage of circumstances that you would not want in your life. That is why it is so important to stop living where you are not. Be in the present and recognize that there is nothing wrong in this moment.

You must act as if your very life depends on the proper perspective because, in fact, it does. Whether you live a long and healthy life or a stressed, disease ridden existence will come from the level of control you can exert over your mind. You are what you are because you say so, not because it is true. If it does not serve you to tell yourself that you are a certain way, then stop telling yourself that you are that. There are no inherent human characteristics. We are what we are because we say so. Things occuring in our lives mean what they do because we say so. The proper perspective is the most useful source for telling ourselves who and what we are.

The lessons we are here to learn will not let us off easily and we must stop looking at how everyone and everything affects us or we will never learn. There is no power in looking at how everything affects you. The only power you have is in looking at how you affect everything around you and affecting it in the way you intend. All of the circumstances we find in our lives have no meaning. It is we who create the meaning of everything. One thing is not better than another. The perspective you bring to everything makes all the difference in the world, though. Einstein was right when he said that doing the same things over and over expecting different results is surely the definition of insanity. If you are contributing to the insanity in the world we live in, please take another path. One in which self discipline of your mind becomes the only real task at hand. How we are seeing things is creating the world we live in. Our reluctance to look at the way life is being affected by what we are saying, doing and believeing is making life on earth not great for everyone.

Consider what is more important to you than anything else and then recognize that engaging the following two statements will help to get you more of that.

THE ONLY CONTROL YOU HAVE IS OVER HOW YOU SEE WHAT IS HAPPENING RIGHT NOW.

THE ONLY POWER YOU HAVE IS IN LOOKING AT HOW YOU AFFECT EVERYTHING AND EVERYONE AROUND YOU AND AFFECTING THEM IN THE WAY YOU INTEND.

It all comes from you, all of it. In reality, there is nothing but you in your world. You are the Movie Screen, you are the Movie, you are the Projector, you are the Director, you are the Actors. You are the one calling the shots. You are the one saying what everything means. You are the one creating the feelings. You are the one who is either at the effect or who is creating the effect. Nothing is going on that you are not describing either in a way that is useful or in a way that is keeping you stuck. If you are not interpreting everything and everyone in a way that gives you more of what is important to you, then you are interpreting everything and everyone in a way that becomes more evidence for what already limits you.

BE PRESENT AND CREATE A USEFUL PERSPECTIVE --THEN DO THAT.

love,

Lela



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Ericdierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

I have always loved the phrase: "The beauty is within you". Your hub creation makes that self evident.


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CreatePerfection 4 years ago from Beautiful Colorado Author

Hello Ericdierker,

Thank you for your comment. I am passionate about affecting the world and everyone in it in a way that will make it the best world possible to live in. We must take control of our perspective.

Blessings,

Lela


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Ericdierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

You are doing that here in this hub. There is a written caress in what you express. That is wonderful to be able to do.


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CreatePerfection 4 years ago from Beautiful Colorado Author

Ericdierker,

It is easier to wait for someone else to do what needs to be done, but truly we would not know that the world had improved until we were able to see it through new eyes. Our world will never change until we, as individuals, change the way we see it.

Blessings,

Lela


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The Frog Prince 4 years ago from Arlington, TX

Well written and true to its core. Half of doing anything productive in life is "attitude." Yours and not those around you. Well done Lela.

The Frog


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CreatePerfection 4 years ago from Beautiful Colorado Author

Hello Frog Prince,

It has been a long time since I have talked with you. Thank you for your comment and thank you for visiting. Blessings to you and Frog Princess.

Lela


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aviannovice 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

We have a great deal of control over our lives, so we must do what we are truly able to do. Make no excuses.


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CreatePerfection 4 years ago from Beautiful Colorado Author

aviannovice,

Perfectly said. Thank you.

Blessings,

Lela


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CrisSp 3 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

It is said that everything we do is base on our choices and we are responsible for the choices we make and no one else. So true and I couldn't agree more on you here: "BE PRESENT AND CREATE A USEFUL PERSPECTIVE --THEN DO THAT."

Very well said. Voting up and absolutely sharing.

Thank you .


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Ericdierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

Lela, i reread your hub and contents. I am renewed.


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CreatePerfection 3 years ago from Beautiful Colorado Author

CrisSp,

I am so grateful to have you comment on what I write. And, thank you so much for your support and for sharing my articles. The world we live in can change and it will happen one person at a time.

Blessings,

Lela


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CreatePerfection 3 years ago from Beautiful Colorado Author

Ericdierker,

Thank you for coming back. Happy New Year and may this year bring you the greatest wisdom, joy and happiness possible.

Blessings,

Lela


Your favorite nephew 16 months ago

I'm so glad that you shared this again. When you sent me this passage it changed my life and hopefully it will change others as well! There is no greater truth than that reality lies in perception. Love you lots!

YFN


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CreatePerfection 16 months ago from Beautiful Colorado Author

Dearest YFN,

You are very welcome and you are correct, our individual realities lie in our perspective. I love you lots, too!!

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