Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Tip#266: You Are Surrounded by Illusions – The Illusionist

Illusion: The condition of being deceived by a false perception or belief.

Right now something is shaking up my life that is hard to articulate but am compelled to share it. For over a year I've felt like my back has been up against a wall with my life and financial challenges. I'm being pushed into seeing the world in a different light.

What I am realizing is that my thoughts truly become things. My thoughts, whether positive or negative, are creating my experiences. I've been in an amazing form of life training to reprogram my mindset for indestructible optimism.

What keeps me moving forward are these constant reminders that I AM in control of my world. All my problems I see are just an illusion. One of these reminders comes from one of my favourite daily inspirations emailed to me from It said:

"It's supposed to be easy. Everything is supposed to be easy. Everything is easy. You live in a dream world. You're surrounded by illusions. And the illusions change when you change your thinking! Tell yourself it's easy. Tell yourself often. Make it a mantra. Eat, sleep, and breathe it. And your life shall be transformed."

The Illusionist

One movie that inspires looking past illusions happens to be called The Illusionist. The film stars Edward Norton as a turn-of-the-last-century magician called Eisenheim in love with a woman named Sophie played by Jessica Biel. This magician is all about creating illusions that appear to be real.

What is inspiring about the film is that by the end you realize you've been watching an illusion within the story. You’ll want to see it again to see where the deceptions began. (See movie trailer)

This idea is a mirror for your own life. Somewhere along the way you were told something or imagined something that is suppose to be real when in fact it is not. You were programmed to see the world in a specific way. There comes a time when this perception must end in order for you to move forward in your life.

So if you feel stuck or your back up against a wall see it as a message from the universe to view your world in a different light. See it as a chance to cut through the illusions of the pain and problems that appear to be real in front of you.

This is your chance to build an optimistic mindset that allows you to see the gifts and opportunities within adversity. You just need to see with new eyes and new thoughts. Remember your thoughts become things.

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Emmanuel Lopez-Motivatorman
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