I talk about how our perception or interpretation of events is more important than the event itself ALL THE TIME. I talk about it because I believe it and I have seen huge shifts in my own life as a result of challenging my perceptions and interpretations. Often what we consider to be reality is really just our perception. It's how we see the outside world based on our beliefs, our past, our mood, and our level of self-awareness. When something happens in our outer world we p
No one else can tell you your purpose. It is something that you must discover and determine for yourself. That doesn't stop others from trying to tell you what's best for you and who you should be, however. Your family probably has a few opinions, right? Or maybe it's your friends or your teachers or your church who try to steer you in a particular direction "for your own good", of course. I went to a very conservative Christian college (how I ended up there is a a story for
I spent a lot of time over the past year trying to understand a time in my life when things had gone *a little haywire*. And while I recognized that that this was an important phase in my personal development, I still felt a lot of shame about the person I was then.
Lately though I'm getting a clearer picture of the gifts of that turbulent period. I had spent the first 30-plus years of my life trying to be who I thought others wanted me to be. I hid (even from myself) all a