If that doesn't sound like good news, let me explain. The key to open possiblity lies here.
Consider for a moment, the things around you. Whatever you look at two things happen: 1) You see it: See a lamp (ignore a wall) 2) You have a name for it. That is another way of saying you have thoughts about it. "Lamp" may be a name we all agree on, but you still see your version. You will find a lamp 'pretty,' 'ugly,' or 'misplaced'.
So, you actually experience the lamp (and the world) by way of your own thoughts. And thoughts show you a world of your own making.
This does not mean you just imagined all the bad stuff in the world or in your life. But you do make up the filter through which you view life and that's called Context. (Your pair of glasses!)
Basically, how you speak into the world (and into your head) shapes a context. You live and move around in that context. And context is how you interpret what's possible for you. See how this could be good news?
For example, in the context of "the world is flat" you would be a heck of a lot
less likely to sign up for a round-the-world sailing expedition. Yet, it would
be only your thoughts about a 'flat world' that would stop you. Obviously you
couldn't ever really be in a flat world, we know that now.
But, isn't it fascinating you can experience a flat world all the same? Many people did!
All you have to do is think how many people ONLY ever "experienced" the world as flat to see the power of thought and word to create your life. If everyone in
Columbus' day came back to life right now, they'd probably still try to keep you
from getting on that boat.
How you speak into the world (and into your head) shapes a context for what you
do because it tells you what's possible before you are even out the door.
And sometimes it discourages you from dangers that don't exist.
I'm in favor of relieving myself of others' opinions of what's possible. Especially as I can create my own context. Creating a context by telling myself 'lot's can happen', or 'life is for learning' helps me have a more open-ended view of life, instead of a tapestry of limiting thoughts masquerading as truth.
Who do you need to not listen to today? And what context would you like to create?
You see the world however you think the world
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