Yes, this can be one of our biggest personal challenges folks!
Most of us wish to see positive and peaceful change in our lives; and in the world in general; and like everything else in life .... it all begins within!
I remember being told about 15 years ago that the world is a reflection of my inner self; how I feel, and what I see around me every day, is simply a mirror image of me.
Hmmmmm .... at the time I completely resisted that possibility!
No way could I feel that bad about myself; or within myself; because what I saw ever day was horrid! Absolutely horrible!
This couldn't be a reflection of my inner self .... I thought. It took me about another 18 months to actually 'get it' - and begin to accept that I could begin to work on those aspects that were reflecting life back at me so brutally.
The best example of this principle of life is this: If you're in a bad mood while driving; what sort of experience do you have? If you're in a bad mood while looking for a parking space (anywhere) what happens? Yes - you'll experience every mongrel who ever drove a motor vehicle in a bad way .... all round you! You'll get every red light! And yes - you'll keep just missing car parking spaces until it drives you to park illegally - and then you'll get a parking ticket! This NOT a maybe; it is guaranteed! Every time!
So - take note and be that magic change you wish to see in others - and in the world itself.
It all begins within ....