Often the mind will pick on a tiny little thing as a distraction to keep you from looking at your life, from seeing what is going on. You sometimes get obsessed about the smallest little thing and cannot seem to let it go. You might even see that is it silly, yet cannot stop obsessing about it. This is the mind distracting you. In magic, that is called “misdirection.” The media also uses it a lot in their reporting of the news. They don’t want you to see the war in one part of the world, so they talk about Justin Bieber getting thrown out of a bar. That is what makes headlines instead of the way our world is headed toward violence and destruction.
You don’t look at what is really going on. You see the tiny little distraction instead. You don’t want to see the truth. Your mind is so full that there is no space for anything new.
People see in their lives what it is they think about/believe. For example; take people who see life negatively. When they enter a situation, they see what is missing and what is wrong, so they cannot see the things that are done right. They have no gratitude for what they already have. If they get married, it will be the wrong husband, and he will do everything wrong. If they have children, the children will do everything wrong.
According to the negative person, everything that is in their life is wrong, and the wrong they perceive comes from their beliefs that they have accepted since before they knew language. It is like any other context you can look at. Whatever the context, be it a victim, unworthy, or vain, you put everything into your life through that first. You can go into a situation where your coffee is made, the fire is already burning in the fireplace, your breakfast is waiting for you, and you start to complain about the things that aren’t done or something is done wrong.
Everything in your life is what you put into it, and if you are negative, always finding fault, everything in your life will be negative. If you think you are a victim, your whole life will be that, and you are the one putting the victim there. If you think you are unworthy, your whole life will be that, and you are the one putting the unworthy there. This is true about all contexts in your life, and all of them are based on your beliefs.
You live your life from these frozen thoughts, these beliefs, and you blame everyone else for what is wrong with it.
If you first put the context of negative, unworthy, vain, etc, into your life, that is the first thing that will come out when people meet you or you meet yourself. Sometimes before you get out of bed in the morning, you are thinking about all the things you are going to do and the people you are going to see, but the context you created is already there before you even start your day.
It is like getting up in the morning and getting ready to run the Boston Marathon, and the first thing you do is you shoot yourself in the foot. Then you complain about having difficulty running the marathon, complain that other people got in your way and didn’t help you. You have every excuse in the world to why you didn’t win the Boston Marathon, but the truth is you shot yourself in the foot before you even started.