“A good life is not a place at which you arrive, it is a lens through which you see and create your world.”― Jonathan Fields, How to Live a Good Life
It’s all about perspective. No one would deny that some experiences are objectively more pleasant than others and some experiences are painful and traumatic. Yet, at any given moment–this is the moment we’ve been given. While we might not be responsible for what happens to us, it is our responsibility to deal with it. And that is why I love this quote by Jonathan Fields! His empowering message tells us that by shifting our point of view, we can radically change our experience. This does take work, as our brains are more receptive to negative rather than positive thoughts. And there are a number of practices we can add into our daily routine–such as a mindfulness practice, a gratitude journal, talking to a good friend, self-care practices, and positive self-talk. These are challenging times but with a shift in perspective (and a lot of patience and self-love) we can experience the good life.