We invent explanations we can live with.
Please reflect and share. How does this play out for you?
We all experience in our own unique ways. How we perceive situations is dictated by our beliefs, thoughts, and emotions. We tend to view the present through the lens of what has happened in our past.
In this way, we interpret what is in a way that makes sense to us. This causes our understanding of life events to be singular and often different from the understandings of others. We all create our own explanations for our behavior and for what goes on in life, versions that are consistent with our past experiences and that don’t cast us in too awful a light.
Today’s message reminds me not to take my interpretation of events too seriously. My mind creates stories about what’s happening and if I pay too much attention to them, I limit my ability to grasp what’s actually going on. The more open my mind is, the better my changes are of seeing things clearly.
How about you? How much credence do you place in your perceptions?