A Course in Miracles Experiment (by Pam Grout) Day 80

My mistaken perceptions are the real problem.

Without those skewed views of what’s happening around me and to me, I can begin to see through the fog of “problems” to the reality of the grace, beauty and love that I actually live in.

There’s only one person in the world who can change your attitude.  

There’s only one person in the world who can change your situation.

There’s only one person in the world who can change your reactions.

That person is you.

You ARE the only person in control of your life, your attitude, your situation.

YOU are in charge of your perceptions.  YOU can change how you react to the challenges of daily life.  That is your power.  You can choose to exercise it, or you can stay stuck in the same old rut.  Or, you can choose to give that power to someone else.

People who spend their lives blaming someone else for all their problems have a couple of basic issues to address:  The first thing is that we each have a responsibility to make ourselves the best person we can be, and the second is that as long as we continue to re-hash every bad thing that’s ever happened, we’re giving that experience and our faulty perception of it a larger and larger amount of our power.

So, the bottom line is that, yes, bad things may happen.  But we are each responsible for how we allow those things to affect us.  We each have a responsibility to make the better choice, the choice of love, forgiveness, and kindness.

Today, as you go about your daily routine, be aware of your reactions to the events of the day.  Monitor yourself, and when you find yourself reacting in that old, familiar way, stop yourself.  Clear your head, and figure out what’s REALLY going on.

You may be surprised to find something completely different is going on, and this is your golden opportunity to create positive change.  Instead of buying into the prevailing view, find the possibility of blessing.

Stand out from the crowd today!

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With Grace and Gratitude,