It’s an important distinction especially in these times when we are facing a crisis. It’s the key to understanding whether you view your life from the perspective of a victim or a victor. The right perspective can help you survive and thrive.
It doesn’t matter if you believe your life the result of fate, random chaos or being guided by divine intervention. The general way you “believe” life is unfolding is key to walking in anticipation of curses or blessings. When life happens for you, you have the perspective to see and attract the good while fostering strength to learn the lessons when things don’t go your way.
Does Life Happen for You?
If you believe life happens for you, chances are you have either a survivor or a victor mentality. That means, no matter what happens, you find the lesson. If you succeed, you learn how you got there and how to handle the victory. If you failed, then you learn the lesson and how not to do it again.
You also experience several synchronistic events and omens. The Universe has your back. What do you think? Does life happen for you?
Is Life Happening to You?
If you believe this is how life is and you are existing to get knocked around, then chances are you have a victim mentality. It’s more than just a pessimistic, you try to prove life is out to get you.
There are many good reasons to transition from victim to survivor.
Link to the law of Attraction
One of the overlooked keys to the law of attraction is your overall attitude toward life. You can say a million affirmations. However, if you still perceive yourself as a victim of life and not a victor in life chances are cannot live in a state of victory. Yes, even if you are attracting great things and situations, you can miss them because you see yourself as a victim of life. This negates much of your positive thought and mantra. It’s as if you are trying to “overcome” the fabric of life by seeking things. However, if you study the operation of the laws of attraction, you’ll see that it is not just getting close, or getting things that enable you to live an abundant life.
Try thinking about abundance as the quality of your state of mind towards your life. Think about that for a moment. Consequently, you’ll begin to understand that living a fulfilling abundant life is your attitude about life itself, not the things or situations. Remember that your words shape reality. This includes your self-talk. You experience Life happening to you as a curse. Actually, many of the things you receive in life are because you give it expressed permission and invitation. Not everything but many things.
See How Life Can Happen for You
So, the bottom line here, you need to change your philosophy of life. Does life happen for you? If not, your goal should be to see life happen FOR you. To make life work in our favor we must first acknowledge the results.
Gratitude is the next key. Find things to be grateful for. Even during turmoil, but grateful for the lessons. When you can reach this point, then all of the affirmations, mantras, and sutras will begin to manifest in your life. So, how do you accomplish this leap from life happening to you, to life happening for you?
You must learn to see the bright side of every situation. Anticipate and expect good things. See the Universe as operating on your behalf, especially when things aren’t going your way. The Universe and your mind respond to persistence. This doesn’t mean being fake. Nor does it meaning ignoring losses and sadness. It means learning to shift your perspective to see them as learning opportunities. This helps to shift your perspective from victim to victor. Here are three tips to change your perspective.
1) ask yourself what you are supposed to be learning. Do this especially when in uncomfortable or negative situations. Be grateful for the experiences of life.
2) if you are using affirmations start them all with the phrase “life happens for me!”
3) practice the spiritual technologies for expanding awareness and investigating higher states of consciousness. These processes will support your change in perspective.
Think of living as a great spiritual experiment. There are some interesting rules. If you don’t know what they are, then follow this link. Does life happen for you? ― Or is life happening to you? Both are equally true. One has better benefits, and you get to choose.
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Joseph Campbell & Joseph Campbell’s book The Hero’s Journey, Wikipedia