I am thinking about the vast array of people I know and relationships I am in. I have many opinions and thoughts about every one of them. Some are happy relationships, some are troubled, some people are a joy when I come in contact with them and some create conflict and feel uncomfortable.
I am considering the thought, “What if I had a choice about the way I think I am and I think you are?” The world is my perception of it. Often my relationships become a mirror image of what is inside my emotions and my thoughts. I see what I believe and I look out at you and see what I am feeling inside about myself.
I am the interpreter! If I feel chaotic you may feel like the one creating chaos in my life. Even if The Source of all consciousness was standing before me when I feel chaotic inside, that oneness will feel chaotic to me. Confusion and chaos would be the listener, the receiver.
It works the other way also. I am the creation of who you think I am at any given moment. I don’t have a choice about your perception of me. You may see me as whatever you have going on inside yourself. Many times I am your uninvestigated self.
Try this exercise today. Whenever you have a thought or a feeling about another person turn it around to a personal statement. For example: “I really like her, she is so together and happy.” Try it in first person: “I really like me, I am so together and happy.”
It works in reverse also: “That person is treating me unkindly. First person restatement: “I am treating me unkindly."
Keeping the focus where it belongs -- On Myself! -- is a deeply effective learning experience that results in a creative, accountable, and happy me. A simple experiment that works. I enjoy feeling alive and engaged every day.
I like feeling happy!