Now, certainly we've all heard this adage before ... that we are co-creators of our lives ... living in that divine dichotomy-dance between causing/reaping what we live.
We have a perspective about life in general ... and we react to live in a manner that's consistent with that perspective ... and what we expect, we get. Life reflects back our own perceptions.
We all have areas in our lives that work ... and areas in which we struggle, and even suffer. The struggle may come and go ... but doesn't it seem that the same issues keep coming up, over and over? Consider the possibility that this happens because we create the struggles (& that would be the GOOD news, not a reason to self-condemn ... if we create a thing, we can re-create a thing!).
So, regarding the struggles, the temptation is to think that the problem is with the circumstances -- but this is an illusion. AS long as we project the issue "out there" we never look at what's going on within us, and never take responsibility, and never resolve it. It's a subtle way of ensuring that we remain "stuck"...
I like what Bill Ferguson says here: "When you change how you relate to life, you change what gets reflected back."
Let's look at the "law of cause and effect"...
"At any moment, you are totally 100% at the effect of the world around you. No matter what happens around you, you will react accordingly. At the same time, the world around you is totally 100% at the effect of you. Whatever you do, or don't do, the world around you will react to you. This makes you the cause. You are totally at the effect of everything around you. You are also the cause."
Pausing to let that sink in ...
Now, consider this:
"Although you are both, you only experience yourself as being one or the other. HOW you experience yourself at any moment determines both the quality of your life and what happens in it.Tomorrow ... "The Happiness that We Seek" ...
When you experience yourself as being 'at the effect' you are the victim of your circumstances and you have no power. Your confidence quickly drops. You close down, become negative, and lose your ability to take effective action. Every time you are upset, and every time you are faced with an area of your life that isn't working, you are 'at the effect.'
Now find a time when you were 'at the effect' of something and for some reason, you decided that you had had enough. You reached your limit and decided to take action. You then took steps to turn your situation around.
Notice how you felt when this happened. Instantly, you got your power back. You felt good about yourself and about life. You became confident, creative and full of energy."
Shalom & Namaste ~