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Friday, December 2,2011

How Do You Look at Life?

By Wayne Dyer  


The way you look at life is essentially a barometer of your expectations, based on what you’ve been taught you’re worthy of and capable of achieving. These expectations are largely imposed by external influences such as family, community, and institutions, but they’re also influenced by that ever-present inner companion – your ego. These sources of your expectations are largely based on the beliefs of limitation, scarcity, and pessimism about what’s possible for you. If these beliefs are the basis for how you look at life, then this perception of the world is what you expect for yourself. Attracting abundance, prosperity, and success from these limiting viewpoints is impossibility.

In my heart, I know that attracting abundance and feeling successful is possible, because, as I touched on earlier, I had an early life of enormous scarcity. I lived in foster homes, away from my mother and my absentee, alcoholic, often-imprisoned father. I know that these truths can work for you, because if they’ve worked for any one of us, they can work for all of us, since we all share the same abundant divine force and emanated from the same field of intention.

Take an inventory of how you look at the world, asking yourself how much of your life energy is focused on explaining away potentially optimistic viewpoints by preferring to see the inequities and inconsistencies in the abundance-for-all philosophy. Can you change the way you look at things? Can you see potential for prosperity where you’ve always seen scarcity? Can you change what is by simply changing the way you see it? I say a resounding yes to these questions. And the way to work at changing the way you see things is to take a hard look at something you may not have previously considered.


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