Is life an illusion?

Those who avidly pursue riches usually ‘stab themselves all over with many pains.’—1 Tim. 6:9, 10.

We see life as we are. We are manipulated by the media, the government, and our acquaintances. We have been misinformed by the schools, our friends, the clergy, and by our parents and siblings. Our eyes don’t report what we are really seeing, they collaborate with our brain and it filters what we think we see.

Don’t be a victim of the Grand Illusion. No one has it any easier than anyone else, everyone has their challenges. We are all making mistakes. Life is about perception and focus. If we are not able to see and enjoy the good in our lives, all the fame and money in the world could not make us happy for long. We won’t be able to medicate ourselves enough to slay our internal demons (many of us try to do so for many years before we realize that it is futile). The problem is in our head and attitude.

What we are all looking for is peace of mind. Peace of mind is simply the absence of mental stress or anxiety. Worrying about what others have or do is silly. Be the creator of your own illusion. See the good in everything you purvey. Learn from the mistakes you make and move on, without fear.

The greatest discovery of my generation is that we can alter our life simply by altering our attitude of mind. We cannot change our past. We cannot change the fact that people act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. We cannot save the entire world in a day. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. We must BE the change we want to see. We can DO what we wish everyone would do. This is the place to start, and this will help us manage life’s constant barrage of changes.

The greatest day in your life and mine is when we take total responsibility for our attitudes. That’s the day we truly grow up. Attitudes are a secret power working twenty-four hours a day, for good or bad. It is of paramount importance that we know how to harness and control this great force.

Our attitudes control our emotions. Our emotions control our lives. We control our attitudes.

Get your THINK on and check your attitude. I know you can figure it all out.

Good luck, love, and peace to you, forever.