Different People See Different Worlds – Emmet Fox

Emmet Fox was such a wise man. See if you can relate to this “story”.  It made a lot of difference to me but I will comment after you read the story…..

Different People See Different Worlds

“What we experience is our own concept of things. That is why no two people see quite the same world, and why, in many cases, different people see such different worlds. To put it in another way, we make our own world by the way in which we think; for we really do live in a world of our own thoughts. It follows from this that if our thinking is faulty, our conditions must be faulty too until our thinking is corrected; and that it is useless to try to improve outer things if we leave our own mentality unchanged.

We see inharmony because of a spiritual lack within ourselves. As we gain greater spiritual understanding, the true Nature of Being opens up. As long as we move from one place to another in search of harmony, or try to bring it about by changing outer things, we won’t succeed.”

Right now things at work could be, let’s say, “better” as I’m having to deal with people that are from different organizations, different parts of the country and with little experience in what they are talking about. In fact, today I realized that my tolerance/patience lasted about 1 hour 50 minutes in a 2 hour meeting.

Trying to communicate with some of these folks who like to hear themselves talk is bothering me. And yet, I am creating more of this by my thoughts (most of which I won’t repeat here) and when I was deciding what to post about I thought of this and have set about changing my thoughts and ideas realizing that each player involved is coming at this from a different perspective – a “different world”.

How is this affecting you in your everyday world? Can you think of circumstances that can be appropriately changed when you realize that you’re both in different worlds?

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3 thoughts on “Different People See Different Worlds – Emmet Fox

  1. Hi Terri,
    really like this – it’s so true. I found it very helpful. I also watched your video on Divine Ideas and I loved it. Great clarity and support. Thanks so much.


  2. I believe this is true but is it that on different days I feel differently about the same issue, could it be that everyday i create my own new world of thoughts regarding similar incidences/ things? … any thoughts on this?

    • I think it’s true that we feel differently about some things on different days as you said. I’m not sure that your deep seated beliefs and concepts about the world change. It’s possible though and something to pay attention to. Thanks for bringing up great ideas to think about.