We use our perception every moment of the day. It’s how we look at everything in life, good or bad. Our perception is formed from our programming. Our viewpoints have been taught to us. We have accepted the thinking patterns of those we were raised around. As we learn and grow, we come to realize that our perception can change. We have the greatest of freedoms – the freedom to think, the freedom to choose our thoughts and the freedom to respond however we want.
We don’t have to accept and stay stuck in the programming we acquired. It is only that paradigm, that programming, that keeps us locked into a point of view. We were programmed based on someone else’s understanding and perception. Now we know better and can shift our perception.
It’s time you claim your freedom. You can raise your level of awareness and look at life with new eyes, not clouded by someone else’s viewpoints. You are free to create your own viewpoint, to perceive differently.
When we shift our perception, we can see what we’ve never seen before. We shift our viewpoint as we shift our perception. Nothing is neither good nor bad, but our programming alters our perception to make it one way or the other. It’s not bad unless we think it’s bad. For example, you lose your job. You could let it really get you down and start worrying and fretting about your future. When you react this way, you are accepting that this is a really bad thing to happen to you. That is your perception.
When you shift your perception, and don’t let the negativity get into your thought, you can look for the good in what has happened. Approach it from the viewpoint of, there must be something better for me, even if it was a job you liked. It’s an opportunity to be open to receiving something better in your life when you don’t let the negativity block the good that’s coming to you. You must have an expectancy of good and know it’s waiting for you and FEEL what it’s like to have it in your life.
When presented with challenges, ask yourself, “How would someone else look at this challenge?” Really open your mind to look at challenges from a different viewpoint, to rise above the problems. Don’t let your own limiting beliefs keep you stuck in a certain viewpoint or perception.
Bob Proctor teaches that when you have a problem, write it on a piece of paper and put it in the middle of the table. This removes the problem from you and puts it out there to be viewed differently. Next, sit down on one side of the table and look at the problem from that viewpoint. Then move to the next chair and look at the problem from that viewpoint. Do this all the way around the table so you’ve had a chance to view the problem from every angle. This may seem simplistic but when you approach this properly, it opens your mind to receiving answers to solve your problem. It helps you get unstuck from thinking there’s only one way and often that’s not a very desirable way to handle it.
The answer to any problem is already here, it’s our perception that causes us to look at things a certain way, good or bad. You must make up your mind that you’re going to beat the challenge, expecting to find a solution. Your level of thought must rise above the problem to find the solution. You can’t find the solution or solve the problem when your thinking stays down where the problem is. You’ll never find the answer there.
A shift in perception can improve your life in many areas. It will free you from negative, limited thinking about many aspects of your day and your life. If you really think about the depth of how perception is used every moment, you can glimpse how a shift will truly open up a new world of possibilities for you. It can turn you down the path toward creating the life you love.
Practice looking for the good. Don’t be quick to react or judge. Instead, take a second to pause and ask yourself, is this a learned reaction or is it really my choice. Is my belief about this positive or negative? How can I look at this differently?
Exercise your power to think differently. Choose how you want to feel. Don’t just react. Choose how you want to respond. Step into your freedom of thinking and the freedom to choose. The more you practice being aware of where your perception is coming from and how it serves you, or not, the more possibilities you will become aware of. Doors will open up that you never dreamed of before. You will feel empowered as you step into your freedom and you will become unstoppable.
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