Though we think of ourselves as shaped by our environment, it is largely the other way around. We create our experiences in this life and thus we create the world around us. It is our inner-most, or our most subtle selves, in the form of our emotions, thoughts, and spiritual nature that attract the material components to build our day to day reality. Be crabby in your expression from the moment you wake up and see what your world looks like by the end of the day. On the other hand, intend peace and harmlessness and witness the beauty, truth, and goodness unfold in front of you. Establishing an inner-alignment in meditation is a wonderful way to be a conscious creator.