I use the word filter quite a bit because I believe we perceive reality rather than objectively evaluate it. One thing often appears differently to one person compared to another. Not two individuals will have the exact same feedback about a common experience or memory. Reality is an evaluation, we all have our own. It is valid, it’s what makes who we are and the variety of perceptions is what is so interesting to share with one another.
The main filter that I worked really hard on, and I invite everyone to be as aware as possible of, is the Scarcity Filter. As much as rose colored glasses let you see everything in a positive way, the scarcity filter is like dark colored glasses that let you see very little. It’s seeing things as a lack of: not enough money, not enough time, not enough love, not enough opportunities, Not Enough.
Those dark colored glasses are an easy accessory to put on, and you will find a lot of people wearing it too, who will be very willing to share their stories of Lack with you: not getting paid enough, not enough vacation time, not enough appreciation, Not Enough.
I’ve come to a point that interacting with individuals with so many stories of Lack can become suffocating. I feel for them, I used to be one of them. It’s a negative perspective on life that sucks a lot of energy to the point that I encourage individuals to carefully evaluate who they interact with and how much Lack can be shared before one becomes influenced and puts on the glasses themselves. Lack is contagious!
We see what we want to focus on. Focus on the color red and you’ll notice it everywhere. Focus on misery and it will show itself to you just the same. The brain is a fantastic toy, it can be rewired at will, you can make it do whatever you want. I strongly invite you to focus on what you want rather than what you don’t want. It does work, personally tried and true! If you know what you want, you will see it when it shows up, instead of being distracted by what you don’t want.
Close your eyes for just a minute and truly, justly tell yourself what you absolutely want. It is yours to have. Go get it Tiger!!
Reach for the greatest version of yourself!