Your Outer World Mirrors Your Inner World

Life Mirrors our internal life

Mirrors of life are great for learning. I am sure that you’ve experienced a situation in your life, where it doesn’t matter what you do, you just seem to attract the same negative thing over and over again? It’s interesting our our outer life mirrors our thoughts, beliefs and values we hold on the inside.

We eventually become frustrated and angry about life and the way we feel. It’s easy in situations like these to blame situations or others for the problems we are having in life.

“People travel to wonder at the height of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motion of the stars; and they pass by themselves without wondering.” – St Augustine Quotes

Our financial woes are due to the weakening economy, our relationship issues are based upon other people, health issues are because of “bad genes”, weight gain and smoking are due to metabolism and hormone changes and high stress levels; In reality, all situations good or bad are the creation of our thoughts, beliefs and concepts.

The world in which you live is the direct reflection of your “inner-world”- look around you, if you life is in a mess everything around you will be in a mess, so chaos and disorder in your life is the result of what’s going on in your mind. The interesting thing about mirrors is that they reflect the exact image back to us, giving us a good idea of what we are showing outwardly to the mirror.

Most of what’s going on in and around our lives, is the manifestation of choices and decisions made on the subconscious level, meaning, they are made below the conscious awareness.

Acknowledge your state

In order to get out of the mess, you will first have to acknowledge the fact that you are in a mess; you cannot change what you don’t acknowledge. So, if you desire a peaceful life, you simply associate everything you do in peace. For you that could mean Church, relaxation, meditation, nature or the practice of mindfulness, whatever gives you peace in your life.

If you are a scatter brained person, look at the world around you. What does your home look like is your office desk always in a mess, do you forget to return calls or run late for meetings, and is you car clean?  Do you feel as though you are moving in different directions all at once with no goal or achievement in sight?

The majority of us, when completely honest with ourselves know that there is a problem. Just take a look in the mirror. Once you’ve acknowledged the problem, the next step would be to clean-up the outside world first, if the house is in a mess, clean it up. Begin to organize your life, getting the outside sorted out will help you make the transition to the inside, and help you get a little deeper with the issues that created the mess and chaos in the beginning.

You act in accordance to what you believe

Remember what we spoke about earlier concerning the “power” of “shape” our reality. The fact that we seem to be attracting the same negative situation over and over again, is due to the underlying beliefs, ideas and concepts that we hold on to. You will never do, act or attract anything different to what you believe.

Mark Csabai

Mark Csabai is an NLP Life Coach in Bloemfontein, South Africa. He works with clients in and around the Free State to help them achieve more, manage stress, build self-worth, increase confidence, overcome fears and help maintain a better life-balance.