“Life is a mirror and will reflect back to the thinker what he thinks into it.”—Ernest Holmes
“Why are you so wary of thought?” said the philosopher. “Thought is the only way we have for organising the world.”
“True. But thought can organise the world so well that you are no longer able to see it.”
To his disciples he later said. “A thought is a screen, not a mirror; that is why you live in a thought envelope, untouched by Reality.”
This delightful tale by Anthony de Mello underscores the message; life is a filter reflecting your innermost thoughts.
People consider their problems to come from outside conditions. They try in vain to change the world surrounding them in hope things will improve. This seldom works because their thoughts are out of alignment.
It was the French-born novelist Anais Nin who said, “You do not see the world as it is. You see it as you are.” What you hold in mind comes to life irrespective of your preferences.
Life is a mirror; its reflection shines your image back to you.
“External conditions mirror internal conditions, so straightening your room settles internal disorder” affirms authors Charlene Belitz and Meg Lundstrom in, The Power of Flow: Practical Ways to Transform Your Life with Meaningful Coincidence.
If you agree the world is volatile, you will look for evidence to substantiate this.
You might tune into the news and hear of unfortunate incidents that confirm your beliefs.
The Power Of Belief
However, other people claim life is wonderful and attract pleasant experiences as a result. They are not Pollyannaish but choose happiness over adversity.
So, here we have two people attracting different circumstances. It is because their predominant beliefs dictate their reality.
You are continually shaping the world around you as a result of conscious and unconscious thoughts. Reality is but a mirror reflecting on your inner world.
If you entertain distorted thoughts, correct them to align with the truth. If you don’t, they are likely to lead you down the rabbit hole of despair.
The choice is yours. Reality brings forth external conditions according to your thoughts.