Dogs look at their owners and say, “You love me, you shelter me, you feed me, therefore you must be God!”
Cats look at their owners and say, “You love me, you shelter me, you feed me, therefore I must be God!”
How is it that two people can experience the same event and come away with two completely different opinions. How is that when there is a car accident there are 10 different accounts of what happened. It’s perception.
Our perceptions about life are formed through the filters of our experiences. Those experiences are often neutral in meaning. But then we choose to add a positive or negative meaning to those experiences and that shapes our perceptions.
Simply put, we decide whether life is good or bad based on how we respond to the events that happen to and around us. Over time, whether we respond in the positive or in the negative becomes our “default mode.” But you can change your defaults. You can toggle the negative off and toggle the positive on.
Are you adding positive meaning to the events around you or is your default switch stuck in a negative perception mode?
Life is life. It’s how we add meaning to it that makes all the difference and changes our perception.