What we believe at our core affects our reality. Be it about people, situations or life in general.
If we believe our life was ruined by what our parents did to us in childhood, then our life will be ruined in adulthood.
But if instead, we believe we're perfectly capable of contributing to society in a meaningful way, then we will contribute to society in a meaningful way. Even if you came from a home rife with abuse.
If we believe that our neighbours are jerks unworthy of our friendship, then that's what we'll see...our neighbours being jerks unworthy of our friendship.
But if we believe our neighbours are good people, then we'll see incidents' of our neighbours being good people. Even if they can be jerks.
If we believe that we have to fight tooth and nail for everything we want, then we will live a life where we fight tooth and nail for everything we get.
But if we believe that life flows easily, that what we desire is there for us, then our desires will come to pass in ways that are effortless. Even if there's a fight or two somewhere along the way.
The Universe is a funny thing. It provides our reality based on our own beliefs.
Two people can be in the same room, experiencing the same event. But each will have a different experience of it based on what their personal beliefs are. What one sees as something horrid, another will see as a blessing. In other words, we are the authors of our own story. A story that is being written and rewritten as we go.
It was Edgar Cayce who said: "Reality is built out of every thought, and our every thought begins to create reality."
This doesn't mean you can't have a negative thought. But if your negative thoughts are prolonged, then those negative thoughts will become your reality.
Each of us is here for a different experience. And within that experience, we get to choose how we're going to experience that experience. But most of us go on with our lives completely oblivious to the fact that we are the guiding force behind each and every one of those experiences.
Be conscious of what you believe. Make choices based on what you want to experience. And recognize that though you may have had some terrible experiences in the past, that past has no hold on you today, unless you decide that it does.
You are in the driver's seat. To believe otherwise is to give up your power to an external force, a force you cannot control. To believe otherwise is to create a reality that you do not want, a reality that you will experience.
Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.