The Power of Perception…What Do You See?
by John J. Murphy
I was born on Friday the 13th, my name is Murphy (Murphy's Law) and I had two near-death experiences before the age of three. I grew up reciting an "I am not worthy" mantra through the church and had many dreams dashed without notice, giving credence to my programmed belief system. I never really understood we become what we dwell on. We attract what we are, what we think, and what we feel day after day. Given my circumstances, it was easy to fall into a victim consciousness from time to time, a perpetual state of powerlessness. One thing simply led to another. I struggled, and with every struggle, more struggle seemed to find me.
I am not sure exactly when I "woke up." It was more of a gradual stage for me than a sudden awakening. Nevertheless, I learned to take each of my life circumstances and play them accordingly—like a hand of cards.
We have all heard "I will believe it when I see it." Try turning this around: We see it when we believe it. We experience it when we live it in the now. We call to our existence exactly what we are thinking and feeling and believing in the moment. Contemplate this: What am I calling into my life right now? What conscious and subconscious programs am I running on right now? What mental and emotional baggage am I clinging to? Is my life half-empty, or half-full? More importantly, what is even "in the glass" and how long have I been holding on to it? What if I chose to find and embrace the silver linings, the life lessons in disguise?