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It’s in your head

If you watch a good film but you expect a great film, you might feel as if you’re seeing a bad film.

If you watch a tolerable film, but you expect a horrible film, you might feel as if you’re seeing a great film.

What we see has as much to do with what’s going on inside our heads as it does with what we observe.

The bad news: A good experience is never a guarantee. No matter how many positives there are in a situation, you still have to do your part and figure out a way to enjoy it.

The good news: A bad experience is never a guarantee either. No matter how many negatives there are in a situation, you still have the freedom to modify your perceptions in a manner that pleases you.

That’s today’s two cents.

Cheers,

T.K. Coleman

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  1. Hi T.K.

    “Perceptions.” I truly believe that we can decide for ourselves that the bad things that happen to us go only so deep; that they can be treated as transitory, ephermeral, temporary. That the good things are permanent, deep and nurturing. Quick! When one bad thing happens, find ten good things to replace it. Even good events can be misinterpreted as bad depending on one’s perception and mindset.

    As you aptly put it: “You still have to do your part and figure out a way to enjoy it.” (Developing the “rich internal life.” V. Frankl) Perhaps it’s less about expectations, and more about realizations? So much to enjoy, savor, relish…”The days that make us happy, make us wise.” (Masefield, I think.)

    Regards,

    Alana

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