How Our Attitudes Mirror Our Life Experiences

A week ago, I found myself quietly picking lint balls off of freshly clean linen. After a while, I realized I was surprisingly happy doing this rather mundane task. A thought came to mind that one can be happy no matter what they are doing (must be what all those Buddhists have been telling us for centuries), as long as we have chosen a supportive mindset. With that thought in mind, I sent this tweet:

Attitudes

Fast forward to this evening. I just finished watching the BBC’s 1985 adaptation of George Bernard Shaw’s play “The Millionairess” starring Maggie Smith. At first blush, the plot was convoluted and bizarre. I kept checking and rechecking the Netflix movie synopsis to make sure I had the right movie because they didn’t seem to match. Eventually, the plot manages gets to the point, but at the end of the movie I found myself *enlightened*. Quite unexpectedly so, I might also add!

The play’s main character, Epifania, is a truly obnoxious millionairess with little-to-no social skills living in 1930s London. From a long line of banking magnates, Epifania the millionairess is stingy with her own money…but deep into the play, and almost at the point where I lost all interest, she decides to divorce her current husband to marry a Muslim doctor. Before they can do so, and in order to fulfill parental wishes, she must live as a pauper for 6 months, during which the husband-to-be must take $150£ and turn it into $50,000£. They are meet to again in 6 months to prove they have fulfilled the bargain.

Whether you intend to see this play or not, I don’t want to reveal the full plot except to say that it is quite revealing. Even when left to fend for herself with very little cash, she immediately discovers ways to make more money for her employers or even take over their businesses entirely. She makes bold decisions that turn out to be very savvy, proving that while she doesn’t have to work, she has learned a tremendous amount from her family’s banking business. Let’s just say, she doesn’t spend very much time being a pauper.

It reminded me of the real estate investment guy who claimed you can drop him anywhere in the U.S. with $100USD and he’d find a way to turn it into a fortune. Some people are like that: They see income opportunities where the rest of the world is counting up all the debt. Come to think of it, we need some of those people in the world right now!

What does this have to do with my tweet?

How you view your life is truly a metaphor for how you experience it.

If you believe life is hard, that’s how you will experience your life. If you believe your health is bad, that’s how you will experience your health. If you believe that you will always have to struggle to have money, that’s how you will experience money.

Choose to experience your life as easy, feel it in your heart, then it will morph into that experience! Choose to see and feel yourself healthy, and your cells will respond! Choose everyday to count your blessings, feel yourself as wealthy, and your bank account will mirror that shift!

In all the examples above, nothing has changed except your heart-centured *attitudes*. Embrace an attitude that your life is blessed, and you will soon see evidence showing up all around you. Gregg Braden has explained this in terms of Quantum Possibilities. Western Science is now catching up with this knowledge, which indigenous and tribal cultures have known for eons. Watch this video excerpt with Gregg Braden to understand how your heart-centered attitude creates your experiences:

If the above video interests you, you might also be interested in Gregg Braden’s amazing DVD, The Science of Miracles.

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6 thoughts on “How Our Attitudes Mirror Our Life Experiences

  1. This was such an insightful piece. I will have to check out the movie. Thanks for the tweet! I will read & re-read this post. There are quite a few jewels & words of wisdom. Great POV.

  2. Thanks Nancy!

    People will only allow into their life what they expect and what they feel “comfortable” with (as in ‘accustomed to”). If you have grown up with great wealth, and seen it easily created around you…you are more likely to expect it to be possible for yourself.

    So, your expectations are powerful, self-fulfilling…AND trainable. You can practice expectations that are prosperous.

    Very cool!

  3. WOW… Quantum Blueprint! Now that is exciting science! I took quantum physics in college (I was so scared going in and fell in love with the class…. got the only A in the class). It is amazing the story math and science tell… so different from the one I was told in my Catholic upbringing.

    Thank you for the continued inspiration!
    Christine

  4. Thank you for your comments…Jared, Synolve, Eleanore, and Christine!

    The full Gregg Braden excerpt (from the extra DVD in Louise Hay’s film “You Can Heal Your Life” Extended Edition) is about 25 minutes long and it is truly life-changing. When you understand the power of what he’s saying, it helps you realize how easy it really is to create your own reality.

    But after you see it…there are NO more excuses! :o)

  5. Indeed. Our attitudes (conscious and unconscious) project into the world and are reflected back as our experiences in life. Thus, truly, we reap what we sow.

    Whether aware of it or not, accepted or rejected, every day we prove the truth of “ask and it shall be given unto thee.”

    This is why owning up to 100% responsibility for our circumstances is so important. Until one accepts responsibility for their experiences in life, they’ll tend to blame others for their woes. Yet the ‘others’ are merely messengers brought into the play of one’s life to accommodate the experiences one has set into motion.

    The challenge for many is there is far more going on unconsciously that influence their attitudes, than there are conscious choices. And, many choose to define themselves by their circumstances, rather than the other way around.

    Yet, as you have so aptly stated, one need only make a conscious choice for the life-experience they prefer… and live it as if it is already given, and so shall it be.

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