Our world contains both heaven and hell, but often it is our power to change it.
Some people have an awful life and destiny. Crippled, diseased, abused and other horrible life experienced. They can easily see their life as a living hell. If you believe in reincarnation, than these misfortunate’s karma may be to repay a karma debt.
On the other hand, there are some people who seem to have it all. Fame, fortune, love, success. Although everyone has their own problems, in comparison to others they could be considered as heavenly lives.
Therefore, we have heaven and hell all around us, and we can be living in heaven or hell. However, for those that live in hell, it is in their power to change it or at least reduce the level of pain, and sometimes even turn it around and even find happiness. How? First, it depends on the perception, the way we see the world. If you think everything is bad, than you will be opened to bad things and thus attract them. Read the blog Changing Perception to Change Reality for more details on this.
Second, our personality is a compound of qualities and traits, that generate a certain behavior which result in a reaction from the environment. I don’t believe a person can completely change personality, but the dosage of dome qualities in the compound can certainly be equilibrated. The self-development work may certainly be manifested in our environment.
-- 4/28/2013 3:29:17 PM: post edited by Metamorpheus.