“All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth.”
Friedrich Nietzsche

When an event or crisis takes place you immediately try to figure out why it happened.

The problem is that the reasons you come up with are usually not accurate because they are filtered through your views of yourselves and your perceptions, which are based on how you feel at the moment.

When you feel good you interpret what happens in your life as good. When you feel bad, then events usually feel bad. The lesson is not to get attached to intrepretations. Things are never exactly as they seem.

Do not interpret events in your life on how you feel. Do not be attached to your initial perceptions. Try to be open to the gifts of life without reasons.

Lolly Daskal is one of the most sought-after executive leadership coaches in the world. Her extensive cross-cultural expertise spans 14 countries, six languages and hundreds of companies. As founder and CEO of Lead From Within, her proprietary leadership program is engineered to be a catalyst for leaders who want to enhance performance and make a meaningful difference in their companies, their lives, and the world.

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  1. Thomas Waterhouse

    27. Sep, 2009

    I think we interpret difficult or painful circumstances in a way that will protect us from being hurt by similar circumstances in the future. In doing so, we put others and ourselves into “boxes”, and this strangles dynamism and love from our lives. This is all adaptive if we live life on the “horizontal” plane of being. I try to live my life on the “vertical” plane of faith and when seeming hardship comes my way I say, “All is going the way of Love”.

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    • Lolly Daskal

      27. Sep, 2009

      I love the concept. Living Vertical. It is a great practice. Thank you for your comment- I will cherish it.

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