We think we live in the world. We think we live in a set of circumstances, but we don't.
We live in a conversation about the world and our conversation about the circumstances.
When we're in a conversation about fear and terror, about revenge and anger and retribution, jealousy and envy and comparison, then that is the world we inhabit.
If we're in a conversation about possibility, a conversation about gratitude and appreciation for the things in front of us, then that's the world we inhabit.
I used to think that the words we say simply represent our inner thought expressed. Experience has taught me that it is also true that the words we say create our thoughts and our experience, and even our world.
The conversation we have with ourselves and with others -- the thoughts that grip our attention ---- has enormous power over how we feel, what we experience, and how we see the world in that moment.