What will be your first reaction after seeing picture of George W. Bush and then immediately Osama Bin Laden’s?
For some the first one is a HERO and for some the latter is a fighter for a cause despite the fact that for most of the people on earth they both are unpopular personalities. Actually the difference exists in our mind.
We see different things in the colors and textures of the picture depending on how we look at the picture. To some extent it is the same thing we experience in this world where we don’t see things as they are; rather we see them as we are. If you have achieved something worthy, the world is a joyful place. If you have lost something, the world is a place of despair.
Famous thinking Guru Michael Michalko shared an incident on how our state of mind affects us:
“A few years back, two men, a paralytic and a man with a terrible lung disease, were confined to a hospital room. Each day, the medical staff would help the man with the lung disease sit up for an hour and, during that time, he would gaze out the window and describe what he saw to his paralyzed roommate whose bed was on the side of the room away from the window.
He’d describe children running and playing, a father walking with his child, a bluebird in a tree across the way, how the wind moved the clouds, how the rain washed the sidewalks and roads clean, and two little boys playing catch. His descriptions gave the paralyzed man a sense of hope, a will to live.
One day, the man with the lung disease died. The paralyzed man asked to be moved close to the window and, when the nurses obliged, asked them to help him sit up so he could see out. Again the nurses obliged, but all that could be seen from the window was a wall.
Shocked, the paralyzed man told the nurses about the wonderful things his former roommate had described and about how those descriptions had given him hope. The nurses were a little shook up by this and told the paralyzed man something he didn’t know about his roommate.
“He was blind,” they said.”
Essence of this short inspiring story is that everything depends on what’s in your mind. If you train your mind to see everything, everyone and every incident around you with a “Positive” point of view, life would eventually be “Positive” for your. If your point of view has become “Positive”, then have a firm believe that your point of view has become “Credible.”
Life is not about waiting for negativity to make you sway; it’s about learning how to dance and advance with positivity.