Owning Your Experiences: The Surprising Magic Behind Every Moment - Cari Kenzie

Owning Your Experiences: The Surprising Magic Behind Every Moment

“We all have experiences and those experiences matter.”

In the world of high-energy motivational talks and sessions, this phrase might sound cliché, but bear with me for a moment.

How often have you looked back at an event, cringed, and hastily brushed it under the carpet? A lot, I bet. We’ve all been there, done that. But the irony is, in our effort to bury experiences, we give them the very power we want to take away.

Step 1: Say Hello To Your Experience

If you’re waiting for a groundbreaking first step, I hate to disappoint. It’s pretty simple – acknowledge the experience. You can’t rewrite a chapter in your life story if you refuse to admit it exists. It’s like trying to paint a masterpiece without acknowledging the canvas.

Step 2: Embrace Ownership, Not Victimhood

Now, this is where things get gritty. When I say ‘owning the experience,’ I’m talking about real ownership. See, you could wear the cloak of victimhood, and sometimes, rightfully so. But why be the subject of a narrative when you can be its author?

When we rage against an experience, fighting tooth and nail to undermine its influence, it’s like trying to douse a fire with gasoline. Spoiler: The fire wins.

Instead, take a deep breath, step back, and ask:

  • Why did I need this experience?
  • How did I end up here?
  • What set the stage for this moment?

For instance, had you asked me if I’d ever stand at the Boston finish line, awaiting the devastation of two explosive blasts, I’d have laughed. Yet, there I was. But life, in its complex web, often has bigger plans than our imaginations can fathom.

The Magic Behind The Scenes

There’s this all-encompassing higher consciousness. Think of it as our celestial back-up, always rooting for us. It pushes us, often into uncharted waters, because it sees potential. Potential that’s so magical, it’s almost surreal.

It’s the age-old saying: “It’s not happening to us, it’s happening for us.” But how about pushing that boundary a tad bit more? What if it’s not just happening for us but because of us? Yes, that means even those curveballs that seemed way out of left field.

When we genuinely own an experience, we align ourselves with a purpose so profound that the universe itself takes notice. By acknowledging our role in the tapestry of our life, we look at our experiences with newfound respect and gratitude.

Be The Master of Your Narrative

It’s quite liberating when you think about it. When we interact with our experiences, not as mere recipients but as co-creators, their grip on us loosens. It’s the magic of perspective. Your experiences no longer define you – instead, you define them.

So, the next time life throws a wrench in your plans, catch it, polish it, and see the reflection of a person ready to own their story. Because that, dear reader, is where the real magic begins.

This blog is dedicated to every individual who believes in the power of experiences, and to those who are on the journey of discovering it. Let’s continue to create, understand, and revel in the magic that is life.