If you listen to Dr. Phil at all, you will often hear him say “We create our own experience.”
On the one hand, this refers to the active decisions we make in our daily life. It aligns with the goals we have, how we want to proceed, move forward, and purposefully ‘design’ our lives so that we feel fulfilled at the end of the day. But it also includes our reaction to challenge and hardship. Those are the things we don’t always have control over.
None of us expected 2020 and the pandemic that would quickly halt society. Sometimes we are blindsided by a break up, the death of a loved one, the loss of a job. We can’t get through life without some struggle; without disappointment. We create our own experience through our reaction to events. This is where the choice is still ours. We are much better served to feel what we need to feel and lean into the process of what is happening so as to move towards acceptance. We stand at the crossroads of process or avoidance. We stand at the crossroads of giving up or pulling up our boot straps. We stand at the crossroads of staying stuck or deciding to heal.
“We create our own experience;” a valuable thought from Dr. Phil.
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