30 Day Blogging Challenge prompt: "Human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives." - William James -
This is an excellent follow up for yesterday's blog prompt.
I do believe that inner attitudes shape outer aspects of life. I've told my mom -- a loveable but somewhat pessimistic woman -- many times over the years that your attitude shapes what happens to you. I fully believe you attract what you expect. If your attitude is one of pessimism you attract negativity. If you have an optimistic attitude, you attract positivity and good things will happen to you.
Interestingly enough, in either case you get what you see yourself as getting.
This is not a new idea. Wiccans believe whatever you do will come back to you threefold. With a positive attitude your actions are more positive and thus a positive attitude will cause outer aspects of your life to reflect that positivity. Even Jesus told his disciples that with enough faith you could tell a mountain to move and it would. If you believe something will happen, and truly believe it - heart and soul - then it will happen. If that thing you believe is positive then your outer aspects will be affected by that positivity.
Still don't believe me or Mr. James? Try it for a while. Change your inner attitude and put in the effort to really get to the point where you believe it. You'll find your life has many more positive outer aspects.
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