Long time ago there lived a king. He ordered to build a beautiful palace which had wonderful things in it. Among other curiosities in the palace there was a hall, where all the walls, the ceiling, the door and even the floor were made of mirror. The mirrors were so clear that visitors didn’t understand at once that there was a mirror in front of them. Moreover, the walls of this hall were made in a way that they created an extraordinary increased echo.
Once, a dog ran into the hall and froze in surprise in the middle of the hall, a whole pack of dogs surrounded him from all sides, from above and below.The dog bared his teeth and all the reflections responded to him in the same way. Frightened, the dog barked – the echo imitated the bark and increased it many times. The dog tossed from one side to another, biting the air—his reflections also tossed around snapping their teeth.
In the morning, the guards found the miserable dog, lifeless and surrounded by a million re-flections of lifeless dogs. There was nobody in the hall to cause any harm to the dog. The dog died by fighting his own reflections.
The moral of the story is that Life is a Reflection of our thoughts. Every Second, Minute, Hour, and Day – the thoughts which cross our mind with or without our awareness give shape to our life.
Steps to change our attitude:
Relax: Seek a place of solitude and silence. Distractions create difficulty in thinking and following your train of thought. You can accomplish this by sitting on the rocks at the beach, relaxing in the park, on simply being comfortable in your very own bed or couch.
Look back through your thoughts, both positive and negative: Understand why you were feeling sad or happy at the time, and contemplate on the reasons reason behind these feelings. This will help put things in perspective and also clear your mind on future actions and changes you need to make.
Spend time on each experience: Try to use your senses to experience on what has happened. Use these experiences to better your life and to learn from these moments. .
Increase your awareness and observation of events around you: This can be easily accomplished by being conscious of the “here and now”, living in the moment so to speak.
Pick up on verbal and non verbal cues when reflecting: Very often someone shows a particular emotion using body language or various other forms of expression. Reflect on a person's frown, look of dismay, a startled appearance, a friendly smile etc. This information speaks volumes giving you a much clearer picture of the reality behind your reflections.
Follow your intuitions and gut feelings: Something tells us when things are not right. Reflections are also an ideal way of helping improve on your sensing and feeling skills.
Use the mirror technique: Look at your self in the mirror and observe what you see. See yourself the way others see you. Observe your expression. Is it friendly or inviting? These subtle nuances will help you improve and introspect.
So friends, a bad attitude is like a flat tyre. If you don’t change it, you will never go anywhere.
— Aniket Raja