Do you see the cup half full or half empty?
As you embark on your life’s journey you may have encountered times when you were able to see the cup half full as well as times when you saw it as half empty. So, what exactly does that mean?
For those of you who tend to see the cup half full you have learned within every negative event you can find a positive piece, even if it is tiny. For those of you who tend to see the cup half empty, you become lost in the negative event and can only see all the things that went wrong and could continue to go wrong.
Your perspective is your result. When you become lost in the concept that everything is going wrong, you become lost in the thoughts and feelings that your life is falling apart, everything is horrible, and nothing good can come of this! While negative events, challenges, and obstacles in your life can be quite traumatic, they can also be life’s opportunities to evolve.
If you were to look back over the course of your life, reflect on the rough patches, and peel back the layers, see if you can find one piece that you can put in the positive column….even if it is tiny. As I look back on my own life, one really rough patch was when I was crippled with severe rheumatoid arthritis pain traveling throughout my entire body. As I peel back the layers now, I know that without me experiencing that very difficult challenge I wouldn’t be who I am today. Once I discovered I had the power within me to heal my own body, I began to see the cup as half full and no longer half empty.
The positive piece I discovered allowed me to evolve into my own true authentic self. Even though I had to travel a dark and bumpy road to get there, it was worth the transformation I experienced.
When negative things and situations enter your life, it is an opportunity for growth. Yes, it can be extremely difficult to see the glass as half full when you feel like you’re in the middle of a tornado. However, if you are willing to get out of your head and go into your heart, peel back the layers of the event, be open-minded, you will find the positive piece that is guiding you to evolve and grow from the challenges you’ve endured.
This week take a moment to get out of the storm and into the quiet. Peel back the layers and notice where you were able to grow from an experience instead of focusing on the pain it may have caused you, look at the strength and knowledge you gained……what is your perception of that event after seeing it in a different light?
Always remember, you are more than your pain, more than your scars, and more than your fear.