“I’m completely responsible for the experience I’m having”
I was talking to a friend yesterday about how my wallet was stolen this weekend and she commented on how impressed she was that I was so calm about it.
It’s something I’ve gotten admittedly pretty good at. When I realized my wallet was gone, I had a second of “oh shit” followed by the awareness that I get to decide if I want to freak out or if I want to just handle it.
I remember hearing Dr. Joe Dispenza say a few years ago that we have a finite amount of energy and if we choose to focus it on anger or frustration, we have less available for inspiration and joy. And that has stayed with me because in that moment I realized how much energy I’d wasted in overwhelm and anxiety.
And I’m not perfect by any means. I still have moments where I’m triggered. It’s just way less often because I know I’m completely responsible for the experience I’m having. And if it’s not a fun one, I have the power to change it.
And if you haven’t read, “Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself” by Dr. Joe Dispenza, I highly recommend it. One of the most impactful books I’ve ever read.