Often our experiences in life are labelled in a way that unconsciously lowers our spirits. When we have a good experience, we are trained to see it as momentary and fleeting. This creates an addiction to that good feeling and can send us bouncing from one good time to next with diminishing returns. We may have been taught that we aren’t the cause of any good experience in our life and we should be thankful for our luck.
I believe a good experience has a purpose other than the momentary pleasure we receive from it. Combined, they give us a kernels of hope that can be stored and built upon during our less than pleasant days. This reserve of hope can be powerful tool when we need it!
Conversely, a bad experience can lead us to believe we are unworthy of everything we have accomplished. It feeds that creeping doubt that maybe we aren’t in control of our life. It also seems all too common these days to have negativity radiate towards the people that are the most vulnerable to it. I believe that bad experiences can be a great indicator of our progress and come through our life so we can learn something new about our limits.
With practice, it is possible to view unfortunate circumstances as potential for great new things. The most successful among us are almost grateful when a bad experience occurs as it helps to clear their vision and sharpens their perception.