snowman  If you wake up on a January Saturday to find five inches of unexpected new snow on the ground which story is closer to the one you’d tell about it:

  • “Wow!  A magical winter wonderland.  I’ll see if I can get the kid next door to help me build a snowman today.”
  • “Are you freaking kidding me?  I have to shovel the driveway again?”

You’ve Undoubtedly Told Both Stories At Various Times, Right?

Both stories are understandable, right?  Both legitimate.  You can understand someone telling either story and relate to both of them too, correct?

Both stories are told when observing and perceiving the exact same snow.  Both stories come from identical material experiences – seeing five inches of snow.

Thus, as we know often happens, the same exact “thing”, in construct, takes on a polar opposite meaning and value for two different people.

You Can Guess Which Story is the One You’re “Supposed” to Tell, But Which One is Actually Correct?

Which one of those people is creating the correct material experience of the new snow?  Which story is the right one?  Is that new snow magical or dreadful?

Of course, the answer is that both people, and both stories, are correct.  Because every material experience is always exactly what you decide and takes on the meaning and value of whatever story you choose to tell about it.  Snow, and every other “thing”, takes on the meaning and value you confer upon it.

Okay, You Can Tell Whatever Story You Want – But Does Your Story Really Matter That Much?

Does your decision, and the story you tell, alter a “thing’s” form and construct?  Does your choice of snow’s meaning and value, in other words, change the physical structure of that snow?

That almost never happens.

But who really cares?  99% of the time, it’s not the form and construct of a “thing” which prompts the story you tell anyway.  The meaning and value you confer upon any “thing” is rarely dictated by its construct.

You don’t make snow “good” or “bad”, via the story you tell about it, because of its structure; the story you’re naturally inclined to tell is based upon your beliefs about a “thing.”

Thank Goodness Our Beliefs are Subjective, Not Set in Stone, and Changeable 

Your beliefs about any “thing” or material experience, by the way, are not unchangeable or set in stone.  If they truly don’t serve you, you are 100% allowed to change them so they are aligned with your desires for any “thing” or material experience.

As Mark Twain once said, after all, “It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.”

So don’t blame a material experience for your pain, as if you’re a victim.  Honor yourself enough to declare your freedom and take responsibility for the stories you’re choosing.  As quantum paradigms direct us, jettison the question, “Is this the story everyone else would tell?” and let your litmus test become, “Is this story serving me?”

And stay tuned to this site for more tips and techniques for using quantum paradigms to align your beliefs with your desires and live a life of your dreams…