Perception: ‘an attitude or understanding based on what is observed or thought’.
Although I have “come along way baby”, I am not yet an automatic positive thinker. That is something I strive for and work at to achieve. My tendency is to lean toward the negative, darker side.
Knowing this as I go through my daily life’s happenings and come across different situations, I try to pay attention to where my thoughts are.
For instance, when interacting with a troublesome person in my life I can think of them as judgemental and unloving (and a whole bunch of other things but my blog is G rated) – or – I can think of them as an innocent child doing the best they can, sending love their way.
Both of these are my perception. Which one is truthful? They both are to me. They both “appear” to be true at any given moment. Hence my perception problem.
The good news is I have a choice. Which do I want to believe?
And now that I’m getting further into the holiday season with all the different gatherings I’ll be attending, I pray to remember:
A) If I have an attitude about a person, place or thing- my perception is off. It’s best at this point to smile, keep quiet and
Pray to think more loving thoughts
B) I start to feel those loving thoughts and have a better understanding of that same person, place or thing – and then – only good things will follow.