When you interpret yourself as a victim, and your life as a life that has been fraught with more trauma than victory, it is because you have allowed someone else to determine the narrative of your life. You have allowed an abuser, a perpetrator or a bully to write your storyline- the storyline of your identity!

But you have within you the power to write your own narrative, to not look at past events as things that have disabled you. You have it within you to say, “my trauma has not destroyed me”, it has made me more than what I was.

You can look at life through one of two lenses. A lens of eternity- where you see a deeper layer of existence. That despite what you have gone through, you are who you are- and that everything that happened to you was meaningful and purposeful. You are now a perfect blend of all your experiences, and you have the power to choose your destiny. Or you can look at life through a sequence of events that served no real purpose other than to make you miserable for the rest of your life.

Your happiness relies on the right perspective, and when you change the way you look at things, things begin to change.

“The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts”

Marcus Aurelius

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