Perception.

You’ve heard it before, it is everything. Have you ever pondered the thought of why it is so frequently stated that what you believe, you’ll ultimately attract? The laws of attraction, positive karma, blessings? Or even negative outcomes, unfortunate events, etc… Only to realize, it all comes back to one thing: one’s perception and how they manage it.

As a child, you’re filled with innocence and purity, having little to no hardships. When you slowly begin to evolve into adulthood, you’re faced with a number of challenges. As we hurdle through each obstacle, whether it be big or small, it becomes solely our responsibility in how we choose to handle each given circumstance. Our perception: how we react and our determination of the given scenario along with our expectation of it. As individuals, we’ll usually react with an emotional response. Some of us may suppress it, while others may overly succumb to the emotion at hand. So how do we regulate our emotions in a healthy manner?

You must learn that there is no such thing as a perfect life. Begin to accept that not everyday will be ideally perfect and that life is in fact made up of the ups and the downs, not merely the ups. There will be moments that will lag more than others and days when you feel like you just can’t. When this happens, be mindful. Allow yourself to sit with those feelings that may make you feel uncomfortable and know that just like any other, this moment will also not last forever.