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A Choice

July 30, 2012

Contemporary Quantum Theory states that reality only exists if someone is there to observe it. This is called the Observer Effect. I am reminded of this as I sit at my desk. As you can see in the picture above, my observation options are pretty varied. On my computer, I can see the devastation in the Gulf of Mexico, the war in Afghanistan, and just about anything else happening in the world. As I lift my eyes a mere six inches, I observe emerald green trees swaying in the wind and fluffy white clouds drifting in a blue sky. If I’m lucky and my timing is good, I’m face to face with the little humming bird who visits my window each morning.

The contrast between what I see on my computer screen verses what I see out of my window got me thinking. If I, as the observer, bring my reality into existence– why do I perceive these two very different realities? Unfortunately I don’t have a complete answer.

What I do know is this: the more I focus on uncovering and owning the truth of who I am, what I’ve done, and what I am capable of doing, the better my daily experience reflects the window– and not the computer screen. While the conditions of the world decline at an accelerating rate, my day-to-day experiences get better. My inner world, which once made the external world seem orderly, has calmed. I now experience a clarity I could not have imagined. As a reflection of this my day-to-day existence is much more easeful. Yet, sadly, the world at large continues its downward spiral.

So many of us are focused on the external. Trying to change the government, work our way to a better life, or save up enough money for the things we want. Yet we don’t focus on the most important thing– the truth about ourselves. So many of us have forgotten that our external world is a reflection of our internal world. Trying to fix the world around you is like to trying to comb the hair of your reflection in the mirror; you can try and try– yet it changes nothing.

If each of us on this planet chooses to stop what we are doing and turn inward to discover the truth of who we really are, our external world could shift immediately. True, we may not instantly manifest the Garden of Eden. In my heart, I know the resulting reality would be better than the life we live now. The only purpose for our external experiences is to provide a mirror to reflect the truth about our selves. If we aren’t willing to face the truth on our own, our external experiences will provide us with the catalyst to do so. If we are willing to face our truth, I believe our external experiences will support us in truth as well.

I’d like to leave you with this thought, shared with me by a trusted friend and adviser:

“In this world, all that comes at you is of you.”

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