Apparently, my world is not the only world in existence. This is the valuable lesson I learn each time I force my way out of my tight little cocoon of personal worries to gaze at the world outside.
As important as my daily concerns are, and the life problems I face, changing my attitude means breaking away from bad mental habits:
1. My personal challenges are enormous and insurmountable.
2. I know every philosophy worth knowing.
3. My world is a tiny universe in and of itself—separate from anything that lies outside of it.
By forcing myself to think differently, I take the opportunity to grow and learn from new perspectives. I'm solving problems. I find support and motivation when I remember that I am connected to something much bigger than myself. And I learn that by opening my soul to the larger world outside, I open myself up to greater peace and greater possibilities.
- Abigail Wurdeman