Did you know that you process absolutely everything through your version of yourself!? Not like, "I see things this way because..." it's more of the WHY behind that statement. Everything you see, everything you perceive is processed through the identity center of your brain (the thalamus is responsible for your sense of self, Thanks Science Mike). Maybe this doesn't seem all that crazy to you, but it blew my mind (pun only slightly intended).
It gets crazier.
If you take your predisposition for logic, judgement, risk assessment and prediction (thank you prefrontal cortex) out of the equation and get a little mystical, you can then ask yourself, "well, I may indeed see things this way... but which version of me is seeing it this way?" If you had asked me how I felt about something a year ago vs. how I feel about that exact thing today, you would probably get a very different answer... if I'm tired, hungry, angry, happy, excited... all these things affect which me is answering your questions (thank you Pete and Deepak Chopra for that gem of insight).
Scientist have proven that how you think and what you think ACTUALLY SHAPE YOUR BRAIN. When you repetitively think things you are shaping channels in your brain; you are building habits (healthy or unhealthy) without having to actually do anything. What you think about yourself, how you feel about yourself, your work, your EVERYTHING, is easily affected by your mental habits. You are what you think (maybe more so than being what you eat [no seriously though, diet is huge too, but we will fry that fish another day... see what I did there?]). Learning to focus on positive, healthy, good qualities within yourself, looking for the good in the world, will (literally) shape your brain and gear you towards having those predispositions more naturally. Meditation, prayer and affirmations all build healthy pathways in the brain... adding them to your routine may just change how you see the world.
There is so much more I want to know, so much more to learn about the mind and how it works! I am no expert but I am endlessly fascinated by (and in wonder of) the complex network of the human mind. If you have books/podcasts to recommend, please send them my way! I would love to hear what you know.