I am affected only by my thoughts.
The saying is “Perception is reality” It is a wise statement. What you perceive is not reality but merely what you want to perceive. In psychology this phenomenon is called “confirmation bias” of a “self fulfilling prophecy.”
Sometimes we jokingly say “Be careful what you wish for because you just might get it” or “Be careful what you fear because your fearing it will bring it to pass.”
In Alcoholic Anonymous it is suggested, in step one, that we admit our lives have become unmanageable, and in step two we come to believe that there is a Power greater than ourselves, and in step three to turn our willfilluness over to the Tao. “Let go and let God” is the slogan.
In Unitarian Universalism there is a belief in the Unconditional Love of our Transcendent Source and we affirm and promote a free and responsible search for this Transcendent Source. Alleluia!
Today, it is suggested in lesson #338 that we recognize and acknowledge that we are affected only by our thoughts and our thoughts play hundreds of thousands of tricks on us.