Are you living an illusion?

Much like Robert Gonsalve’s paintings, life is an illusion. How we interpret an event depends upon our point of view. Perspective. Current emotional state. Self-esteem. Self-talk. Storyline. History.

There is hope in this. Shift your way of looking at life, and life shifts around you.

illusion paintings by Robert Gonsalves

Painting by Robert Gonsalves. See more on Bored Panda

If you pack past grievances carefully in a suitcase, re-check it regularly to confirm you haven’t forgotten anything, and carry it with you, the weight becomes radically burdensome. Any new experience must be carefully assessed according to what you carry. You’ll need time and energy to open the suitcase, hold today’s experience against each piece of content, and decide if it merits your upset. It all adds up to hopelessness, depression, and feeling stuck.

Consider the option of re-examining this process. What if you shifted your perception? Decide to stand tall for yourself instead of being a victim? Focus on positives instead of negatives? Look for solutions instead of blaming? Take classes on healthy parenting instead of feeling like the kid runs the show? Change yourself instead of demanding others change? Set boundaries instead of being run over? Take charge of your own life instead of allowing other people’s opinions to rule your choices?

You can do this.

“Take life into your own hands and make it happen. It’s your life; Lead it!” 

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About Ellie Hadsall

My life is a journey with insights and gifts being revealed as I move forward. Every one I meet is a companion on this adventure. Together, we ride a wave of transformation. Let's leave the old behind and move through new portals! After a long, fulfilling career in human resource, personal development, and motivational speaking, I am currently a spiritual mentor, author, intuitive, Kriya minister, Vedic fire ceremony practitioner, meditation teacher and spiritual friend.
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