Do You Carry Your Own Weather With You?

Businessman under umbrella.A traveller approaching a great city saw a monk, sitting beside the road. “I am moving to this city”, he said. “Is it a nice place to live?“
The monk asked in return, “Was the last city you lived in pleasant? Did you have many friends?” The traveller replied, “Oh no, it was a filthy place, and the residents were thieves!” The monk looked him over and answered “You will find that this city is no better.“
A few hours later a second traveller approached and posed the same question to the Monk. The Monk again asked “How was the last city you lived in? Were the citizens unpleasant?” “Oh no!” responded the traveller. “The city was beautiful and the people very friendly!“
The monk looked him over and said, “You will find that this is a very nice place to live and the residents are most friendly.“


The powerful truth in this simple parable is that we really do create our own reality. In other words, if we have created a life for ourselves through our positive beliefs, expectations and deeds where we are constantly surrounded by happy, caring, honest and generous people, then that’s what we will encounter, regardless of where we find ourselves, or what our external circumstances are.

Conversely, if we have created a life for ourselves where we are surrounded by uncaring, dishonest and mean-spirited people, then we are unlikely to change this simply by changing the place in which we live.


The Law of Attraction

Our happiness tends to be the result of what’s within us, rather than what’s in the external world around us. This is often referred to as the Law of Attraction – that what we think about most vividly and most often tends to manifest itself in our lives.

The same is true regarding the current state of our health, relationships, career and financial situation in life, in that, generally speaking, we tend to find that we attract more of what we dwell upon most often and more of what we have already created in our lives. This is the Law of Attraction in action.

As author Peter McWilliams quoted, “Our thoughts create our reality – where we put our focus is the direction we tend to go.”

Another way of saying this is that you really do carry your own weather with you!


“Whatever it is you are feeling is a perfect reflection of what you are in the process of becoming”

– Esther Hicks – Abraham

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