The human eye is a neutral instrument. Instant by instant it transmits unfiltered data to your brain. Where you focus determines what you see.
How you see is a completely different subject. How you see is determined not by where you look, but by who you are. Consider this parable:
Just before their plane landed, a traveler asked the man seated next to him, “What are the people like in this city?”
“What are the people like where you came from?” the man responded.
“They’re despicable,” the traveler replied. “Rude, unkind, willing to do anything to get what they want.”
“I suspect that’s what you’ll find here as well,” said the man.
At the baggage carousel, a second traveler asked the same question. “What are the people like here?”
Again the man asked about the people from the traveler’s home town.
“They’re wonderful people. Kind, caring, willing to give you the shirt off their back.”
To which the man responded, “I’m sure you’ll find the same here.”
Who you are determines how you see.
On the positive side, your attitude can overcome anything negative around you. Conversely, your attitude can also sabotage anything positive around you.
If you want to change the world around you, start with the heart that beats inside you. Ask God today to enable you to see the world the way He sees it.
Your eye is the lamp of your body. When your eyes are good, your whole body also is full of light. But when they are bad, your body also is full of darkness. See to it, then, that the light within you is not darkness. Therefore, if your whole body is full of light, and no part of it dark, it will be completely lighted, as when the light of a lamp shines on you. —Luke 11:34-36